Critical Race Training in Education

Michigan State University


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Michigan State University 426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
(517) 355-1855
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"Michigan State University is the nation’s pioneer land-grant university and one of the top research universities in the world. Every day, Spartans work to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community." The university enrolls over 49,600 students and has over 5,700 faculty, across its more than 200 academic programs. (Source:
General Information
In addition to implementing mandatory training for students, faculty, and staff, Michigan State University has taken symbolic steps to placate the activists. Under public pressure, the university announced that James Madison Residential College may be renamed, due to the namesake's associations with racism. See developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Mandatory Anti-Bias Education and Development for students, faculty, and staff.

  • Symbolic Actions

    James Madison Residential college may be renamed to reflect anti-racist agenda.

  • Resources

    College of Music will host its 2021 MLK Day Concert with the theme "Good Trouble: Reclaiming our Democracy, Demanding Social Justice.”

  • Resources

    The College of Education hosted a seminar "Anti-bias Training: Moving Dr. King’s message forward in a 2021 platform" which asserts,"Diversity is the range of human differences, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, social class, physical ability or attributes, religious or ethical values system, national origin, and political beliefs."

  • Program and Research Funding

    A "$750,000 gift from Michigan State University Federal Credit Union (MSUFCU)" will fund a "Critical Race Studies Residency Program that will bring an Artist-in-Residence and a Designer-in-Residence to campus to enrich the life of student experiences and the greater community by facilitating practices of inclusion through art and design as part of the Department of Art, Art History, and Design."

Last updated March 31st, 2021