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TC's Emdin in Diverse Magazine: Country Fails to See the Impact of Microaggressions on Blacks

Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor of Science Education and urban education specialist, was interviewed by Diverse Issues in Education magazine about the recent anti-racism protests on college campuses. He says they should be viewed not as responses to individual events but through the lens of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, brought on by steady micro-aggressions over an extended period of time against Black students and faculty members on their campuses. Emdin says the issues cannot be addressed in spaces that "[do] not allow the people who were affected to feel comfortable.”

Published Friday, Dec. 4, 2015