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