Critical Race Training in Education

UC Berkeley

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
103 Cross-Sproul Path
Berkeley, California 94720
Phone
(510) 642-6000
School Information
"Berkeley is internationally renowned for excellence and pioneering achievements across all disciplines. At the heart of its preeminence are Berkeley’s professors, highly distinguished researchers and scholars — and leading experts in their fields. "#1 public university in global rankings: In 2020, Berkeley was the No. 1 public institution in U.S. News & World Report’s global rankings." The university enrolls over 43,200 students and offers over 10,000 courses in over 300 degree programs. (Source: https://admissions.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/pdf/H14031-cal-facts-2020-final.pdf)
General Information
UC Berkeley has provided anti-racist resources to its community, through livestreamed events and interviews about race and politics. Additionally, it has invested tremendous finances and resources into promoting anti-racist research. The university has allotted $1.5 million to nine departmental grants to improve "departmental climates". Additionally, the Chancellor has committed to increased public programming and research into "anti-blackness", although the exact amount of funding is unclear. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    Chancellor Carol Crist committed to increased public programming and research into anti-racism and “anti-blackness.”

  • Symbolic Actions

    Administration will “work with the Black community to identify opportunities to leverage cultural symbols such as art and building names to communicate belonging for the Black community.”

  • Program and Research Funding

    UC Berkeley has allotted $1.5 million to nine departmental grants to "improve departmental climates" via "diversity".

  • Resources

    UC Berkeley hosted a liverstreamed event, titled "Critical race theory and the 2020 election."

  • Resources

    University posted a "mosaic" of interviews, detailing how faculty and staff viewed the role of race in the 2020 Election.

  • Program and Research Funding

    UC Berkeley decided to keep its "Institute for the Study of Societal Issues" as protestors argued the center's closure would undermine "UC Berkeley’s commitment to people of color."

  • Program and Research Funding

    UC Berkeley was seeking a professor of Critical Race Theory for its media department.

Last updated July 1st, 2021