What does your university diversity committee do? What does your department diversity committee do? Do they facilitate the distribution of resources to minorities? Or do they just talk about implicit bias a lot? medium.com/space-anthropo…
Th biggest problem minorities face in academic spaces is a lack of resources: people stepping up to shield us from -isms and fiscal resources to help us confront the -isms. We don’t need another speaker or MLK week. We need resources to be allocated to us — on our terms.
I’m completely aware by the way that I am one of those people who is sometimes invited as a speaker and I think my visits are only impactful if I have successfully convinced students to demand more of their institution.
Also I’m increasingly saying no to those invitations unless I see evidence of a a robust institutional commitment in place or get the impression that students are well-served by seeing me as an example
Institutions pay good money for those speakers but sometimes that’s the only money they’re willing to put out and that’s a problem
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