This critical reply engages in a critique of the prominence of “white logic” and “white methods” (Zuberi, Tukufu, and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, eds. 2008. White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology. Lanham, MA: Rowman & Littlefield) in academic publishing. We assess how the construction and proliferation of white knowledge(s) shapes analysis and interpretation, argumentation, peer review, and ultimately, publication. We call for a rejection of what we name “white distraction” and encourage the academic community to move toward more inclusive and decolonial modes of thinking, reviewing, and publishing.
Buggs, S. G., Sims, J. P., & Kramer, R. (2020). Rejecting white distraction: a critique of the white logic and white methods in academic publishing. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(8), 1384–1392. https://doi.org/10.1080/01419870.2020.1718728