Critical Race Training in Education

University of Maryland

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone
(301) 405-1000
Email address
ApplyMaryland@umd.edu
School Information
"The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 41,000 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 250 academic programs. Its faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. The institution has a $1.9 billion operating budget and secures $560 million annually in external research funding." (Source: https://umdrightnow.umd.edu/about-university-maryland)
General Information
The University of Maryland has taken steps to re-evaluate its relationship with law enforcement. The university has divested from the 1033 Police Program. Additionally, UMaryland football players wore anti-racist messages on their jerseys. The university created an "end-racism" video to play during its football games. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Re-Imagining Policing

    Divested from the 1033 Police Program.

  • Symbolic Actions

    Football players wore anti-racist messages on their jerseys. Additionally, UMaryland created an "end-racism" video.

  • Political Actions and Support for Anti-Racism

    University of Maryland, Baltimore County, leadership signed a letter to Congress in support of "a United States Commission on Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT)".

  • Symbolic Actions

    The university is "acknowledging past history and promoting inclusivity by naming new buildings for barrier-breaking alumni of color."

Last updated February 13th, 2021