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Author Myers, Lena Wright.

Title A broken silence : voices of African American women in the academy / Lena Wright Myers.

Imprint Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2002.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 127 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 115-122) and index.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Summary Ground-breaking for readers concerned with the dynamics of privilege, power, and inequality in contemporary America. This book addresses the interlocking systems of race and gender in institutions of higher education in America. The study is based on empirical data from African American women of various disciplines in faculty and administrative positions at traditionally white colleges and universities. It focuses primarily on narratives of the women in terms of how they are affected by racism, as well as sexism as they perform their duties in their academic environments. The findings suggest that a common thread exists relative to the experiences of the women. The book challenges and dispels the myth that Black progress has led to equality for African American women in the academy. The results of this study make it even more critical that the voices of African American women be heard and their experiences in the academy be expressed. This may be one way to inform academic and lay readers that racism and sexism are not dead.
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Subject African American women college teachers.
Discrimination in higher education.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Myers, Lena Wright. Broken silence. Westport, Conn. : Bergin & Garvey, 2002 0897897935 (DLC) 2001043796 (OCoLC)47989889
ISBN 0313011400 (electronic bk.)
9780313011405 (electronic bk.)
0897897935 (alk. paper)
9780897897938 (alk. paper)