Women of color in academia
As women of color in academia, we are often presumed incompetent, not because of our teaching, scholarship, or service, but because of our gender, sex, sexual orientation, color, race, national origin, ethnic group identification, citizenship status, accent, age, disability, religion, marital status, motherhood, and personhood.
Because our numbers are still kept disproportionately low in academic institutions, we are perceived as easy targets for discrimination and dismissal. We stand today to say we are united in our struggles to fight off violent attacks against our personhood, work and well-being, and vow to connect with others to assist and unite in raising our voices and demanding equal rights and justice.
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