Professor Marilyn Mobley pens piece about racism in higher education

Marilyn Mobley, professor of English and African American studies, co-authored a piece titled “‘Time to Get Real’: What Black Faculty Need from White Faculty and Administrators to Interrupt Racism in Higher Education,” published in Insight into Diversity.

Mobley, who is also former vice president for inclusion, diversity and equal opportunity, wrote the piece with Christine A. Stanley, professor of higher education, vice president and associate provost for diversity emerita and the Ruth Harrington Chair at Texas A&M University.

Racism in higher education is steeped in historical legacies of exclusion, according to the authors, and institutional racism gets normalized when the status quo is unchallenged, accepted and unexamined. 

Read their piece.