Introducing Racialized Labor

Introducing Racialized Labor took place on February 2, 2021, featuring Tabitha Grier-Reed, professor in the Department of Family Social Science, and Miguel Quiñones, PhD student.

Although little may be new with respect to the lived experience of racialized labor for People of Color navigating whiteness and white spaces, until now it has remained largely unnamed and unrecognized. This presentation spotlights the first study of racialized labor in everyday life. Naming the unnamed, the scholars operate within the precipices of intersectionality, where racialized labor is defined as the ongoing process of navigating hostile environments steeped in a white racial frame and includes self-monitoring/self-policing, flexing/making adjustments, questioning, affirming, avoiding, and being the change.