Kent State University Establishes ‘Anti-Racism and Equity Institute’
“The creation of this institute is very timely”
The campus left is moving at full-steam-ahead with critical race training.
The College Fix reports:
Kent State establishes ‘Anti-Racism and Equity Institute’ to become an ‘exemplar in race scholarship’
Kent State University has launched a new antiracism institute with the goal of becoming an “exemplar” of scholarship on race issues.
The Anti-Racism and Equity Institute will be “an important interdisciplinary hub for faculty, students, staff and community members engaged in race and anti-racism scholarship,” Eric Mansfield, a spokesperson for the university, said in an email to The College Fix.
It will also be a hub for university members involved in “activism and education.”
“The institute will also elevate Kent State to be an exemplar in race scholarship,” Mansfield said.
It will support “more than 100 faculty and staff and 10 colleges aligned with the institute’s mission,” according to the university’s news release, which contained the same or similar statements Mansfield shared with The Fix.
Mansfield did not answer questions from The College Fix about how long the public university had worked on the institute, metrics for success, or the amount and source of funding for the institute.
“The institute’s activities also will include a faculty fellows program, visiting professionals in residence, annual symposia and speaker events,” Mansfield said, as well as “graduate and undergraduate student scholarships, and a competitive seed grant program.”
A dean at the university said the new institute is “very timely.”
“The creation of this institute is very timely,” Mandy Munro-Stasiuk told Kentwired, the university’s student paper. She spoke about her proposal at the March 8 faculty senate meeting.
The institute “acknowledges the history of Black events and organizations at Kent State while simultaneously addressing the contemporary manifestations of racism and other social inequities today,” the College of Arts and Sciences dean told the campus newspaper.
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What does “It will also be a hub for university members involved in ‘activism and education.’” mean? That is not what a taxpayer supported public university should do.