Critical Race Training in Education

Texas A&M University

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
400 Bizzell St
College Station, Texas 77843
Phone
(979) 845-3211
Email address
admissions@tamu.edu
School Information
"Located in the heart of the Houston-Dallas-Austin triangle and within a two-hour drive of 26 million of the state’s 28 million residents, Texas A&M's main campus in College Station is home to more than 69,000 students. Another 5,200 are at the branch campuses in Galveston and Qatar and at the School of Law, Higher Education Center at McAllen, and Health Science Center locations across Texas...With 133 undergraduate degree programs, 175 master's degree programs, 92 doctoral degree programs and 5 first professional degrees as options for study, Texas A&M is full of possibilities." (Source: https://www.tamu.edu/about/index.html)
General Information
Texas A&M University has provided some resources to align itself with proponents of activists. The College of Liberal Arts has a "Race and Ethnic Studies Institute" that aims to, "Provide intellectual leadership in advancing interdisciplinary partnerships that pursue research aimed at understanding the salience of race and ethnicity for local and national cultures, public policy, and public discourse, both nationally and globally." No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Activity

  • Resources

    Anti-racist advocate, Jane Elliott, was invited by the university to deliver the keynote address at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast.

  • Resources

    The university's library offers an "Anti-Racism" research guide, which features an interview with Ibram X. Kendi on his book "How to Be an Antiracist."

  • Resources

    The law library offers "Antiracism Resources," including Ibram X. Kendi's "How to Be an Antiracist" and Robin DiAngelo's "White Fragility."

  • Symbolic Actions

    The College of Liberal Arts launched its "Deans Committed to Anti-Racism Efforts" initiative or CARE initiative.

  • Program and Research Funding

    The CARE initiative has a "CLA Internship Program" where interns are "building a culture of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability."

  • Resources

    The Office for Diversity offered "Reading for Racial Justice: An Open Access Collection." The office said, "The University of Minnesota Press is sharing this collection of titles from the past twenty years to promote understanding and action for change. In collaboration with authors, this collection of antiracist books is available to all to read online for free through August 31, 2020."

  • Program and Research Funding

    The College of Liberal Arts has a "Race and Ethnic Studies Institute" that aims to, "Provide intellectual leadership in advancing interdisciplinary partnerships that pursue research aimed at understanding the salience of race and ethnicity for local and national cultures, public policy, and public discourse, both nationally and globally."

Last updated January 20th, 2022