Critical Race Training in Education

University of Minnesota


Mailing Address
Williamson Hall, 240, 231 Pillsbury Dr SE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
(612) 625-5000
School Information
"The flagship of the University of Minnesota System, the Twin Cities campus is Minnesota’s only land-grant university and one of the most prestigious public research universities in the nation. Founded in 1851 near Saint Anthony Falls on the banks of the Mississippi River, we are one of five universities in the nation with an engineering school, medical school, law school, veterinary medicine school, and agricultural school all on one campus." The university enrolls over 50,000 students, employs over 20,000 faculty and staff, and offers over 200 graduate/professional programs. (Source: (Source:
General Information
The University of Minnesota has taken steps to distance itself from the Minneapolis Police Department. The university will no longer work with the Minneapolis Police Department for large event security or the K-9 unit. Additionally, as part of the Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Virtual 2020 Distinguished Carlson Lecture, the university invited Boston University Professor Ibram X. Kendi to give the lecture. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:


  • Re-Imagining Policing

    No longer will work with the Minneapolis Police Dept. for large-event security or the K-9 unit.

  • Resources

    The Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Virtual 2020 Distinguished Carlson Lecture will be headlined by Professor Ibram X. Kendi.

  • Resources

    UMinnesota lecture outlined twelve steps to recover from "whiteness".

  • Resources

    The Earl E. Bakken Center will present a lecture titled "Anti-Racism Work: Dismantling your Practice", which will "analyze how white supremacy and systemic oppression has influenced our perception of wellness, and emphasize tangible ways to create a practice that serves all of us."

  • Program and Research Funding

    Through the $5 million Minnesota Transform program, faculty will assist "Black, Indigenous and immigrant communities to tell stories through digital platforms and public exhibits, revitalize Indigenous languages and write a report on the U's relationship with American Indian tribes

  • Resources

    The university library offered a guide on "Conducting research through an anti-racism lens" which asks readers to "de-center whiteness" in their research and "acknowledge that scholarly publishing is racist."

Last updated April 30th, 2022