In this essay, I argue that the problem with merit is not that people should not be given what they deserve, but rather that what certain people deserve is devalued in a merit-based system depending on their identity. This means that quite often achievement is not evaluated equally in academia for minoritarian faculty, graduate students, and staff members as countless blogs, scholarly presentations and papers, and tweets document.
Merit's Shell Game: The Hidden Ball for Minoritarian Scholars
Nick J. Sciullo is Assistant Professor in the Department of Art, Communications and Theater at Texas A&M University–Kingsville. Correspondence to: Nick J. Sciullo, Department of Art, Communications and Theater, MSC 178, Texas A&M University–Kingsville, 700 University Boulevard, Kingsville, TX 78363, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Nick J. Sciullo; Merit's Shell Game: The Hidden Ball for Minoritarian Scholars. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2019; 8 (4): 89–93. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2019.8.4.89
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