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Integrated but unequal : Black faculty in predominately white space / edited by Mark Christian
Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, c2012
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 4th Floor  LC2781.5 .I58 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) African American college teachers -- Social conditions
African American college teachers -- Job satisfaction
Faculty integration -- United States
Discrimination in higher education -- United States
Subject United States -- Race relations
Physical Description xix, 250 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Black female perspectives. Tracked for life : reflections from "too Black" professors / Robin L. Hughes & Natasha Flowers ; Black women faculty in predominantly white space : negotiating discourses of diversity / Alma Jean Billingslea Brown ; The "invisible layers of labor" : ritualizing a Black-woman experience of service / Helane Adams Androne ; Black faculty members in predominantly white universities : challenges, white privilege, strengths and a vision for the future / Jeanette R. Davidson -- Black hair politics in white academia / Mary Phillips -- Black male perspectives. The Black intellectual, reflective, resistant and reconstructive : defining ourselves in the predominantly white academy / Michael E. Dantley ; Philosophical racism, mobbing, and other infractions on Black male faculty in majority white space : with reference to Africana studies / Mark Christian ; Pitfalls and struggles in progress : challenges in negotiating organizational culture as an African American within a predominantly white college and university / Martell Teasley ; A critical auto-ethnographic parable of a Black educator in a white space / Mark S. Giles -- United Kingdom perspectives. The experience of my experience : reflections on working in "deranged" white academic space / William B. Ackah ; "Supping it" : racial affective economies and the epistemology of ignorance in UK universities / Shirley Anne Tate -- Conclusion and recommendations / Mark Christian
Summary This book is groundbreaking and unique. The emphasis is on Black faculty based in the US and UK working in predominately White universities. The scholars in this volume are all successful in their chosen fields, some are extremely successful. Yet they have reached the heights of victory in academia against tremendous odds, existing in Integrated but Unequal institutions of higher learning. They have overcome hurdles, the glass ceiling, and other impediments that have a historical reality related fundamentally to their human connections to African heritage. This volume is not for the timid who believe we are in a post-racial world. Rather it is for the realist who comprehends that we still have a long way to go before there is parity among all faculty in higher education, regardless of one's social background, color, gender, or philosophical grounding. -- from Back Cover
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Alternate Author Christian, Mark

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