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- Leaders at Dallas Baptist University have issued symbolic statements emphasizing the importance of race. On behalf of DBU, one professor recommended DEI-related books and workshops on white privilege. The president promised to create more diversity events in the future. See below for more developments.
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
President Adam C. Wright issued a statement after the death of George Floyd promising to "integrate diversity in our strategic planning programs, with events designed to cultivate collaboration amongst all our stakeholders..." He stressed DBU's "active role in creating safe spaces on our campus..."
Marcus Goodloe, Senior Fellow for Ethics and Justice Institute for Global Engagement at Dallas Baptist University, published a letter to the DBU community after the death of George Floyd saying "Racism is a system." He also recommended attending workshops such as "Whites Confronting Racism," "European Dissent," and the "White Privilege Conference."
President Adam C. Wright issued a statement after the death of George Floyd. He wrote, "I thought deeply about the significance of race in our society and how it shapes how we define our goals, our work, and our imperatives. I realized how my racial position affects the lens through which I perceive the world and engage my role as a leader of both those who share my worldview and those who may not."
Dr. Blake Killingsworth, Vice President for Communications and adjunct professor in U.S. History, Church History, and Leadership, released a statement on Independence Day stressing that "Sadly, our country is still far from the ideal image of what the United States could be." He added, "How Unreal is it that we have to remind ourselves that black lives matter..."
Marcus Goodloe, Senior Fellow for Ethics and Justice Institute for Global Engagement at Dallas Baptist University, published a letter to the DBU community after the death of George Floyd recommending books such as "The New Jim Crow," "White Fragility," and "The Michael Eric Dyson Reader."