The Equity Paradox Typology: An Application of Critical Race Methodology to Redress Racial Harm Against Faculty of Color Academic Article uri icon


  • This inquiry unearths the stratified nature of racial harm in higher education by applying counterstorytelling to fashion an equity case study on racial harm. Racial harm consists of four conditions (hyper-cognition, hyper-isolation, hyper-distress, and hyper-reactivity) brought on by persistent exposure to racial discrimination embedded subtlety within academic departments as a series of racialized conflicts (diversity & curriculum clashes, and relational & power dynamics). To advance the use of qualitative research to end racism in higher education, we offer a true-telling framework, a guide for talking back, a research typology to unearth the pandemic of racism infecting faculty relations.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 1.5

author list (cited authors)

  • James, M. C., Williams, J., Diaz Beltran, A. C., Vasquez Neshyba, M., Ogletree, Q., & Young, J.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • James, Marlon C||Williams, John AIII||Diaz Beltran, Ana Carolina||Vasquez Neshyba, Monica||Ogletree, Quinita||Young, Jemimah

publication date

  • December 2021