Social Justice Statement of the UNT Department of English | Department of English

Social Justice Statement of the UNT Department of English

As writers, teachers, scholars, and literary historians of British, American, Postcolonial and World literatures, which notably include the study of African American, Africana, Latinx, Chicanx, and Native American literatures, we regularly cultivate awareness of the past and present actions across the Anglophone world that institute hierarchies of power built to exploit Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) as well as the Earth. The literature that we read, write, and teach every day contains radical potential to expose and condemn these power structures. Our work affords us the opportunity to meaningfully engage narratives that offer new ways to relate to and value one another on the bases of respect, dignity, reciprocity, and equity. We pledge to strengthen our commitment to promote social justice in our teaching, writing, scholarship, and departmental structures.

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