Academics and institutions have increasingly been discussing the racist histories of their disciplines in blog posts and press releases since the uprising for Black lives in summer 2020. I welcome these acknowledgments, often spurred by student and community organizing, but I argue that these discussions must be central to our work and therefore should appear in the main products of research—namely, in papers.
Unfortunately, as I recently learned, even footnoting these racist histories in an academic journal can be a nonstarter. [Read at Inside Higher Ed]
Author Clara del Junco is Wesleyan’s STEM and Data Education Librarian