Gettin’ Free: Anger as Resistance to White Supremacy Within and Beyond the Academy

  • Olivia N. Perlow


In this chapter, Olivia Perlow chronicles the evolution of her anger as an on-going personal, intellectual, political and pedagogical project as a Black woman professor traversing hostile terrain while seeking to destabilize a white supremacist patriarchal academy and society. In so doing, she challenges the “angry black woman” stereotype as a social control mechanism that seeks to silence Black women. Furthermore, Perlow discusses how engaging in race backtalk in the academy has invoked this stereotype and how anger regarding oppression and injustice has historically been and continues to be an effective tool of resistance against white supremacist and patriarchal domination.


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  • Olivia N. Perlow
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  1. 1.Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicagoUSA

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