Faculty of Color

The term faculty of color typically references and is shorthand for racially and ethnically minoritized faculty collectively. This includes faculty of Black African (continental, African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-European), Latinx (Latin American/Hispanic), Asian (continental, including the Indian subcontinent, and Asian Islands), and Indigenous (preinvasion and precolonialist societies that are distinguishable from dominant societies, and identify themselves as such, which continue to preserve and transmit their cultural heritage to future generations, e.g., Aborigine, Adivasis/Dalits, American Indian/Native American/First Peoples, Armenians, Austronesian, Bantu, Berbers, Hmong-Mien, Melanesian, Semitic, Sino-Tibetan, Turkic, and many more) heritages. As White is also a color, a panoramic conceptualization includes faculty of European heritage, including European Indigenous peoples such as the Saami. The exclusion of Whites from being considered people of color not only disadvantages ...

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