Critical Race Training in Education

Boston University


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General Information
Boston University offered a professorship to Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, founder of the American University Anti-Racist Research Center, as well as the author of "How to be an Anti-Racist". Following his work at American University, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi launched a new anti-racist research center with the funding of Boston University. The amount of funding given to the center is not yet known. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    Dr. Ibram X. Kendi launched a new anti-racist research center.

  • Symbolic Actions

    University created a new senior diversity position.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The university announced the creation of the "Racial Data Lab", a "joint project of the Center for Antiracist Research and the computing and data science department".

  • Program and Research Funding

    The university will hire the firm Korn Ferry to review its HR and staff policies to promote "diversity, equity, and inclusion".

  • Program and Research Funding

    A trustee and alumnus endowed a $3 million professorship on "anti-racism" for the Law School.

  • Resources

    Boston University's Law School dean teaches and specializes in Critical Race Theory.

  • Admissions Policies

    Boston University's affiliated Boston Medical Center has released a "Glossary for Culture Transformation," which includes definitions of "anti-racism," "colorism," and other terms.

Last updated April 26th, 2021