This paper explores the intersection of ethnicity, race, class, and unwritten but ingrained university policy through use of an anonymized personal narrative and case study. Intersectionality, as initially suggested by Lorde and later described by Crenshaw, provided the theoretical framework from which to explore this case. Development of the case was guided by four elements deemed as vital to effective case narratives: context, complexity, ambiguity, and relevance. The discussion focuses on the key question of the extent to which this was a case of racism, or if other factors might have accounted for the experience. The paper’s intent is to draw attention to often veiled yet problematic and discriminatory behavior in academic leadership.
"Racism in the College Boardroom? A Personal Narrative and Case Study,"
Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice: Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://soundideas.pugetsound.edu/rpj/vol5/iss3/2