White Guy Habitus in the Classroom

  title={White Guy Habitus in the Classroom},
  author={Michael A. Messner},
  journal={Men and Masculinities},
  pages={457 - 469}
  • M. Messner
  • Published 1 April 2000
  • Education
  • Men and Masculinities
A couple of years ago, junior faculty in our department—most of them people of color and/or women—requested a meeting with senior faculty and a senior administrator to discuss concerns they had with teaching. One of their main concerns was that they felt they were being judged negatively by students, especially when they taught emotionally charged and politically volatile courses such as social inequality or race and ethnic relations. Students, they stated, tended to ding them on course… 
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