White researcher-advocates whose explorations are situated in schools serving
predominantly African American students hope that their research will improve the
academic possibilities for those students and reverse systemic injustice. While racial
oppression continues as a central thread in the fabric of American educational institutions,
white scholars continue to benefit from their research. Through arts-based
methods, I explore this issue as it relates to my own research identity and question
whether, despite my goals, I am complicit with hegemonic practices that oppress
communities of colour within educational contexts.