People of Color in Predominantly White Institutions


Date of this Version

November 2004


Research strongly supports the notion that publishing houses lack sufficient diversity in both high and middle-level staff members to allow for a diverse philosophical outlook and appreciation to fairly support underrepresented groups wishing to publish their research findings in multiculturalism, gender/sexual orientations studies, race and class. Resultantly, these biases confront both adult educators and other authors writing in the areas of social justice and diversity. This presentation will investigate the historical factors of exclusion in the publishing industry, and more specifically within university presses, to explain an initiative (praxis) launched to open access by way of creating a progressively new adult education publishing concern at the University of Wyoming: the College of Education Monograph Series' American Adult Educators.