By Sydney Freeman, Jr., Ph.D., CFD, COI
What will this mean for the academy–particularly for the Black Scholar? What signal does Trump send to the “liberal” enclaves called US colleges and universities? For one, it may mean fewer of our best and brightest doctoral graduates earn tenure-track positions. Black scholars and other faculty of color are already overrepresented in contingent positions. And those who are blessed to earn a coveted tenure-track faculty position may be subjected to ambiguous tenure and promotion standards at Predominantly White Institutions, positions that may become even more precarious. This could especially be the case for faculty doing work related to social justice, diversity, and multiculturalism.