Critical Race Training in Education

University of Michigan

Undergraduate

Mailing Address
500 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Phone
(734) 764-1817
School Information
"The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future." "More than any other university, we have the potential to be so much more than the sum of our many excellent parts. It’s this potential to have a positive impact on the society we serve that represents our greatest value as a university. Here are a few facts and figures that help illustrate the breadth and depth of the University of Michigan." The university enrolls over 64,500 students, has a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, and offers 102 programs across its 19 schools. (Source: https://president.umich.edu/about/mission/) (Source: https://umich.edu/facts-figures/)
General Information
The University of Michigan has created more than $260,000 in research grants for six projects combatting systemic racism. Additionally, the university's annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conference will be focused on “Arts + Social Change: Building an Anti-Racist World through the Arts”. Furthermore, the art museum has mandated anti-racism training, although the content and scope of the training is not clear. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:

Critical Race Training Activity

  • Program and Research Funding

    University created more than $260,000 in research grants for six projects combatting systemic racism.

  • Resources

    University’s annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion conference will be focused on “Arts + Social Change: Building an Anti-Racist World through the Arts”.

  • Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training

    Art museum mandated anti-racism training, even for souvenir shop employees.

  • Resources

    University hosted racially segregated extra events, one for "non-POC" and one for "POC".

  • Program and Research Funding

    University scholars are awarded $10 million from the Mellon Foundation in grants designed to support "visionary, unconventional, experimental and groundbreaking projects in order to address the long-existing fault lines of racism, inequality and injustice that tear at the fabric of democracy and civil society."

  • Resources

    The University of Michigan-Dearborn is offering a lecture entitled, "From Solidarity to Co-liberation: Shifting the Culture of Anti-Racism Organizing", which will focus on topics such as solidarity, allyship, and "how non-Black organizers can practice genuine non-performative collaboration with the movement for Black Lives".

Last updated February 13th, 2021