Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015: Women of Color in Academia

"Prove it Again and Prove it Again." Surviving and Thriving in the Academy

Vylma V and LisaMarie Rollins host today's live, call-in show.

Click here to listen now. 59:50 min.

TODAY at 1pm PDT on KPFA’s Women’s Magazine is our live call in show!! LisaMarie Rollins and Vylma V talk with two women professors about their experiences in higher education. We discuss the book, “Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia”. Our guests are Dr. Yolanda Neiman, Professor of Psychology & Senior Vice Provost at University of North Texas and one of the editors of “Presumed Incompetent” and Dr. Andreana Clay Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at SFSU and author of The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back: Youth, Activism, and Post–Civil Rights Politics. Listen in at 94.1fm or stream online at - and call us with your questions and comments!

Presumed Incompetent is a pathbreaking account of the intersecting roles of race, gender, and class in the working lives of women faculty of color. Through personal narratives and qualitative empirical studies, more than 40 authors expose the daunting challenges faced by academic women of color as they navigate the often hostile terrain of higher education, including hiring, promotion, tenure, and relations with students, colleagues, and administrators. The narratives are filled with wit, wisdom, and concrete recommendations, and provide a window into the struggles of professional women in a racially stratified but increasingly multicultural America.

Dr. Clay's book:
From youth violence, to the impact of high stakes educational testing, to editorial hand wringing over the moral failures of hip-hop culture, young people of color are often portrayed as gang affiliated, “troubled,” and ultimately, dangerous. The Hip-Hop Generation Fights Back examines how youth activism has emerged to address the persistent inequalities that affect urban youth of color. Andreana Clay provides a detailed account of the strategies that youth activists use to frame their social justice agendas and organize in their local communities.

Also on today's show:
Community Shuts Down Valencia St. in Front of SFPD Mission Station; Puts Police on Trial to mark one year anniversary of the SF police murder of Alex Nieto. For more information go to

Calendar of Events:
Blackademics by Idris Goodwin will open April 9-May 2 at The Thick House in San Francisco. Produced by Crowded Fire Theatre. For tickets and info click

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1 comment:

  1. I must say, I thought this was a pretty interesting read when it comes to this topic. Liked the material. . . . .
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