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The Other Side of the Publishing Veil: Insights from an Associate Editor

We have all heard the expression, “Publish or Perish.” This adage makes me cringe every time I hear it. Though it’s hard to question its veracity, as a scholar, I find it inhibits our transformational ability to contribute knowledge.

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Sharrelle Barber, left, traveled to Brazil to research global structural racism, where she met activist and politician Marielle Franco, right.

Matters of Life and Death: Racism and the Global Struggle for Black Lives

"As a social epidemiologist who examines the links between structural racism and racial health inequalities, I am particularly concerned about the lives (often truncated) and deaths (too often, violent) of Black women and men."

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Putting Equity into Practice: A Perspective from My Professional Journey

Equity is a term used frequently and in new spaces every day. But what does this term mean, and how can we practice equity?  To start, my organization, Equal Measure, defines equity as existing “when individuals, in any community or organization, have equal opportunity to overcome structural barriers and achieve success.

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URM Faculty in Research Institutions: Exploring the Link between Environment and Wellness

My work focuses on the institutional experiences of highly educated, historically underrepresented minority groups (URMs)—primarily African Americans, Native Americans, Alaska Natives[1], Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans —in predominantly White research universities (PWIs).

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The Importance of Cultural Competence in Teaching Social and Emotional Skills

Mrs. Prawl, a white Middle-class American, is a first-year teacher at Washington Middle School, a rural school serving a large population of Black and Latino students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

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