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Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

2016

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No Rest For The Weary: The Weight Of Race, Gender, And Place Inside And Outside A Southern Classroom, Barbara Harris Combs Dec 2016

No Rest For The Weary: The Weight Of Race, Gender, And Place Inside And Outside A Southern Classroom, Barbara Harris Combs

Clark Atlanta University Faculty Publications

In this article, I reflect on my lived experience as an African American woman teaching in the racialized and gendered context of a predominantly white institution (PWI) in the Deep South. I use the context of a southern campus in the Deep South to provide insight into the ways place, race, and gender continue to shape experiences of people of color and in so doing highlight the fallacy that the United States is a colorblind or post-racial society. To do so, I utilize counter-storytelling—a tool advanced by critical race theory (CRT) scholars; while CRT is useful to understand the ...