They assume that because they grew up in a community of color, they know how to research all communities of color.It’s a relatively common assumption that tends to go as follows: “I’m black, I’m interviewing black folks, I don’t need to worry about differences in language, culture or religion.”However that couldn’t be further from the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Three Things Folks Get Wrong When They Research Communities of Color
As I’m in the process of developing my research consulting business, one question I’m asked pretty consistently is “what does it mean to do culturally competent research?” Since I want to make sure that people understand what I’m talking about, I figured I’d use today’s post to spell it all out. 🙂 So a major […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on What Does it Mean to do Culturally Competent Research?
When I began my dissertation work in a public housing development in Chicago, one of the things I encountered was a general distrust of researchers from universities. The distrust was justified: since the 1980’s academics have been coming and going from public housing throughout Chicago with very little thought to way their presence impacted the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Things to Remember When Researching in Communities of Color