Critical Race Training in Education

California State University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
401 Golden Shore
Long Beach, California 90802
Phone
(562) 951-4800
Email address
admission@calstatela.edu
School Information
"The CSU system is m​ade up of 23 campuses across the state of California​. The California State University educates 482​,000 students every year. The CSU has one of the most diverse student bodies in the United States." "Since the signing of the Donahoe Higher Education Act in 1960, the CSU has been the nation’s leading university system...The CSU campuses are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)." (Source: https://www2.calstate.edu/csu-system/about-the-csu)
General Information
CSU has taken steps to embed Critical Race Theory into its curriculum, as well as its current course offering. CSU Trustees voted to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement, although the change has not yet been implemented. Additionally, Cal State Fullerton’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences’ “Interdisciplinary Conversations on Anti-Blackness” featured a lecture titled “Religiosity and Critical Whiteness: How Christianity Serves White Supremacy”. It is unclear whether the new requirement contains elements of C.R.T. See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Trustees to Vote to make Ethnic Studies a Graduation Requirement.

  • Resources

    Cal State Fullerton’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences’ “Interdisciplinary Conversations on Anti-Blackness” featured a lecture titled “Religiosity and Critical Whiteness: How Christianity Serves White Supremacy”.

  • Symbolic Actions

    California State University San Marcos’ School of education has a group called “Educators for Social Justice and Equality”, which explicitly endorses Critical Race Theory.

  • Resources

    California State University San Marcos hosted a "Whiteness Forum." The event description reads, "Sponsored by the Department of Communication, The Whiteness Forum is a student-driven critical conversation about the myriad ways that white supremacy manifests in our systems, structures, and daily practices."

  • Resources

    California State University, San Bernardino, Library put together an "Antiracism: An Antiracist Reading List."

Last updated July 1st, 2021