Critical Race Training in Education

Macalester University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
1600 Grand Ave
St, Paul, Minnesota 55105
Phone
(651) 696-6000
School Information
Macalester’s Mission: Macalester is committed to being a preeminent liberal arts college with an educational program known for its high standards for scholarship and its special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society. (source: https://www.macalester.edu/about/mission/)
General Information
Macalester has fully embraced the messages of anti-racism and social justice.: "At Macalester College, we’re painting a different picture of what a liberal arts education can be—one where challenging academics inspire personal, social, and intellectual growth. With special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society, a Macalester education prepares students to thrive in a globally connected world." and "Our students graduate prepared to advance social justice and lead in a complex and diverse world." - Marjorie Trueblood, Dean of Multicultural Life.

Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    As a part of Macalester’s ongoing effort to pursue equity and diversity, it has joined the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) consortium in their new anti-racism initiative. The initiative will provide participating colleges access to professional development, community building and data collection with the hopes of tackling institutional and structural racism.

  • Symbolic Actions

    "HONORING THE LAND AND ITS PEOPLE Macalester is located in Saint Paul on the stolen homelands of the Dakota people. Today, we work to honor the land and its people. At Mac, our Indigenous students build community on and off campus—from our Proud Indigenous People for Education (PIPE) student organization, interdisciplinary indigenous studies courses, to internships with Indigenous-centered organizations." Macalester has fully embraced the messages of anti-racism and social justice.

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    Democracy in Action offers students an opportunity to earn academic credit for engaging in political action in the Fall 2020 semester through the Democracy in Action Seminar Course (INTD-392 or INTD-394). Students can earn 2 or 4 academic credits for working on a political campaign or completing another form of direct, civically engaged political action.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Macalester hosts an annual Critical Theory Symposium.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Macalester has an entire department devoted to Critical Theory, and offers it as a concentration among its major disciplines.

  • Curriculum Changes and Requirements

    Macalester offers extensive resources in what they call "anti-racist pedagogy" that informs much of their academic life.

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    Macalester encourages students to join in activism and anti-racist work. The Division of Student Affairs provides copious resources to help students become activists.

  • Symbolic Actions

    According to a statement by the college president, "Macalester condemns anti-Black racism, white supremacy, and other forms of bigotry."

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    The library at Macalester offers an extensive set of resources on anti-racism.

  • Resources

    Macalester lists itself as a founding member of the Liberal Arts Colleges Racial Equity Leadership Alliance (LACRELA) which "aims to address racial inequities at liberal arts colleges."

Last updated April 13th, 2021