The value of love in higher education: Ethical dilemmas for faculty and students racialised as Black in Britain

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Beckles-Raymond, G. 2019. The value of love in higher education: Ethical dilemmas for faculty and students racialised as Black in Britain. Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress. 3 (1). https://doi.org/10.32674/jump.v3i1.281
AuthorsBeckles-Raymond, G.
Abstract

In the context of the rise in open racism following post-credit crunch Brexit Britain, movements seeking educational reform to address racism within the academy emerged. However, such efforts must grapple with the ever-increasing corporatization of higher education. This article aims to disrupt the duplicity of widening participation rhetoric, which makes claims to moral values but in practice is governed by a neoliberal agenda. Using bell hooks’ ethic of love, I discuss a case study of a widening participation program and a liberal arts university. I claim that so-called resource dilemmas are better understood as moral dilemmas and that centring a love ethic in this process of reframing enables us to rethink how we navigate such dilemmas in higher education.

KeywordsHigher education; Ethical dilemmas in HE; Love ethics; Racism in the British academy; Decolonizing education; Decolonising education
Year2019
JournalJournal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress
Journal citation3 (1)
PublisherOpen Journal Systems
ISSN2574-3465
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.32674/jump.v3i1.281
Official URLhttps://doi.org/10.32674/jump.v3i1.281
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Online27 Apr 2019
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Deposited12 Oct 2020
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