The politics of rage: Empowering women of color in the Academy

Dalia Rodriguez, Afua Boahene

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Through narratives, we reclaim an emotion often regarded as negative, and examine how anger serves as a means of social and personal transformation, serving as a way to heal from oppression and exploitation. Using critical race feminist theory as a framework, we use storytelling to share our experiences in the White academy. We argue that rage is a necessary part of achieving critical consciousness. We have learned to use our anger, as a means to survive everyday racism have learned and grown to cope with it, understanding that this rage partially defines us.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)450-458
Number of pages9
JournalCultural Studies - Critical Methodologies
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2012


  • critical race feminist theory
  • racism
  • rage
  • women of color

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)


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