Critical Race Training in Education

Washington and Lee University


Mailing Address
204 W Washington St
Lexington, Virginia 24450
(540) 458-8400
School Information
"Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, is a nationally ranked, small, private, liberal arts university nestled in the mountains of western Virginia. As one of the oldest schools in the nation, we believe in the education of the whole person, and value students who are intellectually curious, eager to engage with their communities, inclined to critical thinking and prepared to lead lives of consequence." The university enrolls over 1,800 students, employs over 210 faculty, and has 36 majors and 37 minors. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Washington and Lee University has not yet implemented a university-wide program of antiracist education or mandatory training. However, it has offered a course entitled "How to Overthrow the State". The exact contents of the course are not yet clear, although the description of the writing seminar appears to have Marxist themes. No mandatory Critical Race Training sessions are yet required of students. However, see developments below:


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    University is offering a writing seminar on "How to Overthrow the State".

Last updated April 30th, 2022