On The Occassion of Being Free

When I was in graduate school people loved to insinuate that I would not get an academic job. It was usually said in the conditional, e.g. “if Ms. Cottom becomes an academic” is how I think Fabio Rojas once put it.

Then, I got a job.

Next, people insinuated that I had gotten that job because I am black. They still assume that. I believe some of my cowork…

This post is for paying subscribers