chapter  4
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The Whiteness of Truth and the Presumption of Innocence: Karen L. Dace

WithKAREN L. DACE

I began this morning doing something I have done too many times to count as a woman of Color in the academy-assuring another woman of Color that although some White women and men on our campus questioned her character, integrity and ability to behave professionally-I understood that it was her detractors who were the problem and that I would advocate on her behalf. Of course this is not how I planned to spend my morning. The plan was to begin this chapter. Interestingly, my conversation with Karla supports the argument I want to make here, an argument I have been making in my head for years: truth is white.