Black Lives Matter: The journey of a Black IT scholar

Curtis C. Cain, Eileen M. Trauth

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Abstract

In this paper, we focus on the lived experiences of a particular Black scholar in pursuit of a PhD in IT. The content of this paper was adapted from a dissertation that focused on identifying and analyzing the factors that support or undermine the achievement of Black males completing IT degrees and entering the workforce. The content of this paper centers around the factors that impacted the scholar. In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, we wanted to take a social issue and deconstruct it to apply it to academia. In order to accomplish this, we used a researcher's lived experiences as a Black male for the data for this paper. By the scholar's own admission, [blinded for review] has not reached the level of success that the scholar would like the scholar is still striving to reach those goals. These are goals that the likes of Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Dontre Hamilton, Eric Garner, John Crawford III, Ezell Ford and countless others no longer have, which sparked the Black Lives Matter movement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGMIS-CPR 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages83-86
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450342032
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 2016
EventAnnual ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research, SIGMIS CPR 2016 - Alexandria, United States
Duration: Jun 2 2016Jun 4 2016

Publication series

NameSIGMIS-CPR 2016 - Proceedings of the 2016 ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research

Other

OtherAnnual ACM SIGMIS Conference on Computers and People Research, SIGMIS CPR 2016
CountryUnited States
CityAlexandria
Period6/2/166/4/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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