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Report Analyzes Institutions’ Racial Justice Statements and Action Plans
After the killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans at the hands of police officers last year, many colleges and universities were quick to release statements expressing their solidarity and intent to create anti-racist campuses. Over a year later, have institutions moved from making promises to taking action? NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) sought to find out in two-part report.
August 5, 2021
Advancing Social and Racial Justice Through Higher Education
Over the last few years, there has been national attention given to the social and racial injustices against Blacks and Hispanics across the United States. As a Black man over the age of 40, the first memory of what I believe to have been a blatant display of an injustice was on March 3, 1991 when I watched the Rodney King video. Mr. King laid on the ground in a fetal position while beaten with batons and kicked in the head repeatedly by Los Angeles police officers who claimed self-defense.
July 19, 2021
Teenager Who Recorded Video of George Floyd’s Murder Wins Pulitzer Prize Citation
Darnella Frazier, the Minnesota teenager who recorded the 10-minute video of George Floyd’s May 25, 2020 murder, has won a special citation from the Pulitzer Prize committee, The New York Daily News reported. Frazier was cited “for courageously recording the murder of George Floyd, a video that spurred protests against police brutality, around the world, […]
June 11, 2021
Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys Can Be a Railroad for Best Practices
As the country marks the one-year anniversary of the killing of George Floyd by former police officer Derek Chauvin, questions about where the movement for social justice will go from here continue to abound. Legislative progress in directly addressing the plight of Black men like Floyd, has been an uphill battle. The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act has been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives but has not yet been voted on in the Senate.
May 25, 2021
A Year Later, Institutions Reflect on Systemic Changes Following the Murder of George Floyd
Following the death of George Floyd last May, administrators at colleges and universities scrambled to issue statements condemning the murder and vowing that they would use the incident as a moment to address systemic racism on their own campuses.
May 24, 2021
Lest We Be Fooled, As We Reflect on the One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
As critical scholars and DEI strategists, the one-year anniversary of the egregious and pernicious lynching of George Perry Floyd, Jr., committed directly by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, but indirectly, by centuries of systemic racism that has historically targeted Black bodies and communities of color, is an opportunity for us to take a bold stance within this op-ed.
May 24, 2021
Federal Grand Jury Indicts Four Former Police Officers Involved in Death of George Floyd
A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George Floyd’s arrest and death, accusing them of willfully violating Floyd’s constitutional rights, Associated Press reported. A three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Chauvin is charged with violating Floyd’s right to be free from unreasonable seizure and […]
May 7, 2021
Diverse Jury Saw George Floyd as Human and Delivered Justice
One aspect of the Derek Chauvin verdicts in the murder of George Floyd that people fail to see is how there’s justice in diversity—if you let diversity work.
April 26, 2021
Scholars Respond to Chauvin Conviction
From coast to coast, scholars reacted with a sense of relief over the conviction of Derek Chauvin—the former police officer who murdered George Floyd in Minneapolis last May—but cautioned that the fight for racial justice continues.
April 20, 2021
Kansas State University Criticize University Responses to Racist Incidents
Students at Kansas State University are criticizing the school on its alleged failure to protect students, The Kansas City Star reported. This comes after someone wrote hateful messages about Black History Month inside KSU’s new Morris Family Multicultural Student Center Feb. 26, weeks after the center’s launch. The students are asking for an annual full […]
March 3, 2021
Asian American Pacific Islander
George Floyd? Get to Know Angelo Quinto’s Story
If you haven’t heard, there was another George Floyd incident in America. You know, a policeman’s knee to the back of the neck of a suspect, facedown, cuffed behind his back. But the victim this time wasn’t African American. He was Asian American of Filipino descent. His name was Angelo Quinto.
March 1, 2021
Institutions Make Curricular Changes in Response To Black Lives Matter Flashpoint
After the death of George Floyd last summer and the increase in protests against anti-Black violence, institutions began announcing plans to address racial inequity and systemic racism on campus. As part of this effort, many colleges and universities across the country have focused on finding ways to incorporate principles of the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-racism into the curriculum.
February 19, 2021
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