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What It Feels Like to Be a Black Professor

Illustration by Kevin Van Aelst for The Chronicle Review

January 26, 2015 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

A young child scribbling on a blackboard perched atop an easel in the hallway of a two-bedroom Brooklyn apartment.

That’s one of my earliest memories. I’m writing my ABCs and spelling out three-letter words, fingertips and palms caked white with...

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