Critical Race Training in Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
243 Whitmore Admin. Building
181 Presidents Dr
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003
Phone
(413) 545-0111
School Information
"UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers." The university enrolls over 31,600 students, employs over 1,400 full-time faculty, and offers 110 bachelor's degree programs, five associate's, 79 master’s and 48 doctoral programs. (Source: https://www.umass.edu/gateway/about) (Source: https://www.umass.edu/gateway/about/umass-glance)
General Information
The university has been focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and anti-racist initiatives. The university has sponsored programming including "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution" and a podcast called "The Black Experience Series." It has also featured art and research projects focused on DEI. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

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    For Black History Month, the university has sponsored programming including "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution" and a podcast called "The Black Experience Series."

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    The university also recently featured a fine arts exhibit, the online gallery, “Breathing While Black,” which "represents an international response to the recent and ongoing killing of Black Americans."

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    The university also recently showcased research on "understanding of interracial contact and communication about inequality."

Last updated February 13th, 2021