A Black Female Professor Struggles With ‘Going Mean’

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Some minority academics become so overwhelmed by the lack of respect that they develop cold dispositions. This one chose a different path.

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A Black Female Professor Struggles With ‘Going Mean’

I told her that I had felt I was at a crossroads—frustrated about being devalued by my colleagues and disrespected by my students. I had an internal conversation about whether I would continue to be my jovial self or purposefully be cold and differentiate myself from my students and colleagues. However, such behavior would be only a symptom of a larger problem that I was having as a minority female professor. And if I had decided to act coldly, I would merely be seen as "difficult" or as having an "attitude."

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