Things were meant to be better. They were meant to change. But, speaking at the launch of their book this week, 12 black academics described how institutional racism challenges their every step.

Black Academic Voices: The South African Experience is a collection of essays by the academics, who work mainly at the universities of the Witwatersrand (Wits), North-West and Johannesburg (UJ).

In an interview with the Mail & Guardian at the launch, Professor Grace Khunou, one of the editors and co-authors of the book, said their motivation was the #FeesMustFall protests in 2015……more