In the midst of the post-2016 political crisis, our role as academics is that of First Responders. In physical crises, like a fire, First Responders play an important role. They intentionally put themselves in harm’s way to fulfill an overarching purpose of helping others, even at their own risk. They strategically prepare, train, and work for years to prepare for this role in the midst of crisis. As academics who care about equality, we are First Responders.
Embracing our First Responder Role as Academics – With Inspiration From Langston Hughes, J. of Blacks in Higher Educ., (October 12, 2017), https://www.jbhe.com/2017/10/ embracing-our-first-responder-role-as-academics-with-inspiration-from-langston-hughes/.