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Borough of Manhattan Community College

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
199 Chambers St
New York, New York 10007
Phone
(212) 220-8000
Email address
admissions@bmcc.cuny.edu
School Information
"BMCC is a college that is alive with ideas and innovation, and supportive of the innate human striving for self-improvement. We offer opportunity to those students who desire it and wish to strive for it." The college enrolls over 22,000 students, has over 540 full-time faculty, and offers over 50 Associate's Degree programs. (Source: https://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/about-bmcc/)
General Information
BMCC has offered anti-racism resources to its students. The college does not currently require Critical Race Training sessions of students. However, see developments below:

Actions Taken

Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism
  • In April 2022, BMCC held a "Social Justice Week," including seminars on why pronouns matter and how to dismantle injustices.
Program and Research Funding
  • The college is implementing "Anti-Racist Pedagogy Summer Workshops and Faculty/Student Fellowships," which will receive $80,000 in funding.
Resources
  • BMCC has posted anti-racism resources which describe anti-racism as "Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies, practices, and attitudes."
  • BMCC has also posted newly updated anti-racism resources with links to the "Harvard Business School: Implicit Association Test" and KimberlĂ© Crenshaw's TedTalk on "The Urgency of Intersectionality."
  • In addition to the main resources, the college is offering "racial trauma resources" for those who "react to acts of racism with fear and hypervigilance, headaches, insomnia, body aches, memory difficulty, self-blame, confusion, shame, and guilt after experiencing racism."
Last updated July 26th, 2022
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