Critical Race Training in Education

Baylor University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
1311 S 5th St
Waco, Texas 76706
Phone
(800) 229-5678
Email address
admissions@baylor.edu
School Information
"A Private Christian University and a Nationally Ranked Research Institution, Baylor provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. "The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community." (Source: https://www.baylor.edu/about/)
General Information
Baylor University, a private Christian institution, has taken its first steps in implementing diversity training into its operations. This year, the university announced that its students, faculty, and staff will be required to engage in “diversity training” on an annual basis. See developments below:

Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Students, Faculty, and Staff will be required to engage in “diversity training” on an annual basis.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The university said, "Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate commitment to advancing racial equality and diversity." Available scholarships include the MA Awards (awarded by the Department of Multicultural Affairs).

  • Resources

    The Department of Multicultural Affairs also provides "Anti-Racism Resources," including the book "Classified: How to Stop Hiding Your Privilege and Use It for Social Change!" and the 1619 Project's podcast.

  • Resources

    According to First Things journal, "In a letter to students, faculty, and staff, the president of Baylor University recommended a resource on race that encourages readers to assess their thoughts and feelings using Tema Okun's 'characteristics of white supremacy culture'—characteristics that include individualism, objectivity, linear thinking, and logic."

  • Resources

    According to First Things journal, "But some at the college continue to teach the same woke axioms found at most secular colleges today—that America is systemically racist because of ongoing white privilege and that white students need to repent of their ancestors’ racism because it is their own. Baylor’s Office of Equity and Inclusion has promoted these messages in student orientation, Student Life programs, some chapel programs, and in some classrooms."

Last updated January 8th, 2022