White Academia: Do Better. (article)
by Jasmine Roberts – Professor at The Ohio State University
We have all been horrified by the recent killings of Black Americans George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. In understanding the connection of these recent events to centuries of systemic and structural oppression, many of us are asking ourselves: “What can I do?”
Knowing that the Black community experiences “constant trauma, historic pain and dehumanization” as a part of their everyday lives, we wonder “What can I do in my everyday life to support Black colleagues who share my academic work space?”
Jasmine Roberts of The Ohio State University responds by calling on Academia to “Do Better”. As a start, she provides 10 tangible actions each of us can take to support Black faculty, staff, and students.