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Your style of dress, your language, your gender, your height, your skin color — all contribute to students’ perceptions of you.
Advice on how to help your nonwhite students in an era of anxiety.
That day in class, I learned how exhausting it must be to be a black student in America today.
You have to grease the wheels, or so you’ve been told. The hierarchies of higher education rely on pandering to get ahead.
Also in our weekly roundup of the best conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: "Should I apply for a job at an HBCU if I'm not black?"
The students’ “Call to Action” listed some two dozen recent microaggressions and acts of bias — including my course.
What we need is a major coordinated national effort that says “this is happening, and your institution should get on board, or else.”
For women in fields that skew male, inappropriate comments are a routine part of attending scholarly meetings.
… No matter how many times people inside and outside of academia say I don’t.
The decision to pursue a nonfaculty career is fraught with uncertainty for all Ph.D.s but even more so for academics of color.