An invitation to dialogue: Do communication journal reviewers mute the race-related research of scholars of color?


In this essay, I explore the contradiction between the call for increased researcher reflexivity amid allegations of bias when Black researchers (or other scholars of color) investigate race. My purpose is twofold: (a) to advance a position regarding the possible existence of a double (more stringent) standard being applied by communication journal reviewers to race-related, qualitative research, especially when scholars of color conduct such research and (b) to invite a conversation among communication scholars regarding the publication experiences of those investigating race and whether such research is viewed as legitimate knowledge within the discipline. © 2005 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All right reserved.

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Southern Communication Journal