Not All White Supremacists Wear Robes and Hoods

Ng, Eddy S. (2023) Not All White Supremacists Wear Robes and Hoods. In: King, Eden B., Roberson, Quinetta M., and Hebl, Mikki R., (eds.) Perspectives on Race in Organizations. Research in Social Issues in Management . Information Age Publishing, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, pp. 81-93.

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[Extract] "Would it make you feel better if I topped up your research account?” Those were the words from my previous dean who had called me at home following a College-wide meeting after I had presented on the results of our College’s inclusion survey. The dean’s outreach came as an attempt to placate me after a particularly upsetting meeting. I have since departed the private elite college in central Pennsylvania in 2021. I had only arrived 2 years earlier, in 2019, with the lure of an endowed chair and the promise of unlimited resources to teach and write, a mid-career scholar’s dream. However, my time at this munificently resourced college was short-lived. My tenure here also amplified my interest in race and ethnicity work, which motivates this essay. I will adopt an autoethnographic approach and draw from several critical incidents over the 2 year period to make sense of my experiences. It is an approach I have adopted previously (see Ng, 2014) to connect my identities with my research agenda and the work I perform. In that article, I wrote about why I engage in research on inequality, on the basis of relative deprivation, self-interest, and social justice. In this essay, I aim to contribute to a post-positivist interrogation of my own ethnicity and positionality drawing from my recent experiences and connecting them with current writings on white supremacy, systemic discrimination, and standpoint theory. I also offer up some thoughts on where future scholarship on race and ethnicity is needed.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 9798887303253
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