For many Black men in academia, predominantly White institutions are the epicenter of racism and hindered success. My first year as an instructor at a predominantly White institution proved to be an experience I will never forget. I had some expectations of what I would encounter, but what actually happened far exceeded anything I could have imagined. Through the lens of a racial microaggressions framework, my personal narrative describes my lived experiences as a Black male preparing for the academy at a predominantly White institution in the south. Consequently, these experiences had a long-term emotional, physiological, and psychological impact. These experiences shaped my identity as a Black man in academia as well as influenced my dreams and aspirations in the professoriate.
Jones, Kevin L.
"Microaggressions in the Academy: One Black Professor’s Narrative,"
Journal of Multicultural Affairs: Vol. 6:
1, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.sfasu.edu/jma/vol6/iss1/6
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