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Surviving Institutional Racism in Academe

Readers, I will be honest with you: when I accepted my first tenure-track position, I was excited to formally join the academy. I naïvely assumed the bubble of academe would insulate me from, well, everything.

The Emotional, Uncomfortable Classroom

Public displays of emotion from people of color are unwanted in the national discourse because they cause white discomfort, argues Jasmine Harris, which results in stagnant class discussions that are detrimental to student learning goals.

Uncomfortable learning: teaching race through discomfort

Emotional exploration can begin by simply asking students to reflect on what the assigned content made them feel before ever engaging what they thought. Emotional repression prevents many faculty members from using this simple question as a discussion entry point in the sciences, where a historical dependence on silence is preferred in lieu of actual dialogue.