Anger is traditionally conceived as a contrary response to a negatively-perceived experience. Anger is an emotion that is acceptable for some and not others. For some, expressing anger can have a devastating impact on social, political, professional, and economic outcomes while it enables the successful outcomes of others. Moreover, it can function as an impetus for transformation or stall changes in culture.
Anger may color the actions of groups who strive for change. Particularly, in academia, anger and professionalism are often perceived as mutually exclusive. Calls for respectability and civility are often used to silence minority groups who express anger.