Critical Race Training in Education

St. John’s University


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8000 Utopia Pkwy
Jamaica, New York 11439
(718) 990-2000
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School Information
"As a university, we commit ourselves to academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom, which flows from free inquiry, religious values, and human experience. We strive to preserve and enhance an atmosphere in which scholarly research, imaginative methodology, global awareness, and an enthusiastic quest for truth serve as the basis of a vital teaching-learning process and the development of lifelong learning. Our core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences aims to enrich lives as well as professions and serves to unify the undergraduate experience." St. John's University is a private Roman Catholic university in New York City. The university enrolls over 21,300 students, has a 17:1 student to faculty ratio, and more than 50 institutes. (Source: (Source: (Source:
General Information
Caving to immense student pressure, St. John's university is taking disciplinary action against a professor. The university opened an investigation of a professor who asked class to weigh the pros and cons of slavery. The university also hosted a Racial Justice Series with the aim of getting input from community members on further actions to be taken. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:


  • Disciplinary Measures

    University opened an investigation of a professor at the request of student activist demands. Professor asked class to weigh the pros and cons of slavery.

  • Resources

    University hosted a "Racial Justice Series" to "normalize conversations about racial equity; to encourage people to explore concepts and issues of racial justice more deeply within their own lives; and to equip people with resources and tools to help them become better informed about racism and antiracism."

  • Resources

    St. John's University unveiled its "Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES)" minor in its College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. "The minor aims to explore how social justice issues are shaped by race, ethnicity, class, dis/ability, gender, sexuality and other contemporary and historical forms of group-differentiation, according to the program description."

Last updated February 13th, 2021