As I read the personal biography of the researcher as she detailed page after page of her own self-examination, I walked alongside her reflexively in comparing my own experiences, attitudes, and beliefs in relation to hers for evidences of bias and objectivity towards race. My concern will be, must I too include my own private biography in a public way in future research to ensure my conceptualizations of race and my "whiteness" are revealed for the reader?
The answer for me lies somewhere in the future as I try to accomplish the same thing as McCorkel as she asked, "How does the researcher attenuate the influence of the master narrative and, concomitantly, her position?" As I understand this reading, "the researcher's positionality cannot be erased" and is an ever present backdrop in research. This will be the continuing challenge to recognize and nalyze how my own "positionality facilitates specific forms of understanding and impedes others."