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UMass Amherst Official Speaks Out Against “Disturbing Increase” in Anti-Black Incidents...

The University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) is seeing a "disturbing increase" in anti-Black incidents on campus, according to the school's diversity officer. Nefertiti A....

Campus Vigils Honor Victims of Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

Following the tragic March 16 shooting in Atlanta of eight people, six of whom were of Asian descent, advocates and student groups at institutions...

University of South Alabama Requires Diversity Training Following Racist Costume Incident

The University of South Alabama (USA) will expand its Office of Diversity and Inclusion and require faculty and staff to do additional diversity training,...

Georgetown Law Professor Fired After She Complained About Black Students During...

Sandra Sellers, an adjunct Georgetown University (GU) law professor, was terminated on Thursday after a leaked video captured her saying disparaging remarks about Black...

University of South Alabama Launches External Investigation into Professors Who Wore...

Three professors at the University of South Alabama (USA) were placed on paid leave last week after photos surfaced from a 2014 campus party...

Internal Committee at Brigham Young University Finds Students of Color Feel...

Students of color at Brigham Young University (BYU) face ongoing racism, “racial isolation,” and lack of campus support, according to a new report from...

Tulane Medical School Administrator Removed from Position, Claims Discrimination

Princess Dennar was the first and only Black woman to serve as program director at Tulane University School of Medicine’s Pediatrics Residency program. Now,...

Penn State Black Caucus Receives Support from President, Faculty Following Zoom-bombing

After Black Caucus members experienced a Zoom-bombing last week, Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) officials, faculty, and university groups have been offering their support...

Women of Color Need Courageous Allies in the Academy

INSIGHT Into Diversity hosts an open dialogue with White and Black women addressing racial and gender equity in the academy In June 1981, writer and...

Extremist Groups Spread Hate During COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 has sparked a spirit of generosity and kindness around the world; at the same time, online and in-person extremism has...

“Power, Privilege, and Positionality”: How a Health Professions School Made its...

The MGH Institute of Health Professions was founded in 1977 as the degree-granting arm of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and offers prelicensure...

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic coincides with Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time when one of America’s most diverse identity groups celebrates their...

COVID-19, Racialized Disease, and the Yellow Peril

Accused of carrying the coronavirus, a Chinese American high school student in California was beaten so badly by peers that he needed to be...

Month of May Marks 50th Anniversary of Oft-Neglected Tragedy at Jackson...

Monday, May 4 marked the 50th anniversary of the Kent State University (KSU) shooting, when four White college students — Allison Krause, Jeffrey Miller,...

Why Our Nation’s Colleges and Universities Must Confront Extremism

Now is the time to mobilize higher education to do what we do best and employ critical analysis, creative expression, and fundamental discovery to...

The Search for Courageous White Women in the Academy

Recently, there has been a lot of talk about how to best describe the type of relationship women of color require from White women...

Criminal Justice Students Work to “Break the Hate” in the US

Criminal justice students at Fayetteville State University (FSU) in North Carolina recently launched a website designed to raise awareness about the different forms of...

Highly Educated African American Women Less Likely to Suffer Serious Health...

A new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) shows a positive correlation between education and health for African American...

College of William & Mary Apologizes for History of Slave Labor,...

On Friday, the Board of Visitors for the College of William & Mary (W&M) in Williamsburg, Va., passed a resolution formally apologizing for the...

SPEAK UP: Spike in Racist, Bullying Behavior on Campuses Creates Opportunity...

Certain rhetoric and behavior by President Donald Trump has been cited as promoting racism, violence, sexism, and bullying. A central concern regarding the president’s...

Three Incidents Involving Nooses on College Campuses Are Being Investigated as...

In three separate incidents, nooses were discovered hanging on the campuses of American University (AU), Kansas State University, and the University of Maryland last...

Racist Messages Sent to Black University of Pennsylvania Students Lead to...

An incident involving racist messages sent to African American students at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) has led to the temporary suspension of a...

SUNY Binghamton Under Fire for “Stop White People” Course

The State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton) has come under scrutiny for offering a “Stop White People” course. The university is requiring...

Wash U. Scholars Collaborate to Study Ways of Alleviating Effects of...

A new collaborative initiative at the Washington University Brown School of Social Work’s Center for Social Development intends to study the effect racism and...

The Importance of Identity: How the University of Maryland Uses Self-Discovery...

It can be difficult to fully understand and appreciate people from different cultures or backgrounds without first comprehending how one’s own background and beliefs...

Racism Affects Students’ Academic Performance at James Madison College, Study Shows

W.E.B. DuBois Student Society, an organization for African American students at James Madison College (JMC), recently conducted a study revealing that 59 percent of...

Male Students of Color Encounter Racist Stereotypes Despite Personal Success

African American men who complete a bachelor’s degree within six years must overcome racist stereotypes along the way despite academic success and holding on-campus...

Diversity and Inclusion Requirement Announced at University of Iowa

The University of Iowa (UI) announced this week that all incoming students in the university’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be required...

Princeton Students Demand Removal of Woodrow Wilson’s Name from Campus

In one of the latest in a string of protests on college campuses across the nation, students at Princeton University are demanding that the...

Brown University Pledges $100M to Enhance Diversity, Inclusion Efforts

In response to student protests that took place across campus early last month, Brown University recently unveiled a 10-year $100 million plan to boost...

Mizzou Protests Set Off Wave of Student Activism on College Campuses

In the week since student protests led to the resignations of University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe and Columbia campus Chancellor R. Bowen...

UM System President Resigns Over Controversial Handling of Racist Incidents

Following months of student protests, University of Missouri (UM) system president Tim Wolfe tendered his resignation at a meeting of the University Board of...

University of Missouri Implements Mandatory Diversity Training

In the wake of accusations of widespread racism on the University of Missouri’s (MU) campus in Columbia, the university announced this week that it...

Contemporary Reflections of Sons and Daughters of the Ex-Confederacy

Like many people, we were deeply disturbed by the unthinkable hate crime involving shooting deaths that occurred at “Mother Emanuel” African Methodist Episcopal (AME)...

Leading Conversations About Racism on Predominantly White Campuses

On the subject of racism, there is plenty to talk about on college campuses. From the noose photo response to President Barack Obama’s first...

Black Faculty Feel Pressure to Entertain During Academic Presentations, A Study...

Black faculty at colleges and universities across the country report feeling pressure to be “entertaining” when presenting academic research to mostly white peers, a...

Achieving Diversity Through Inclusion: The University of South Carolina’s Active Commitment

When hired last year as the University of South Carolina's (USC) first chief diversity officer, John Dozier had his work cut out for him....

Vandalism of On-Campus, Confederate-Era Memorials Sparks Conversations

In the past week, vandals have defaced Confederate-era landmarks on three separate college campuses in the South, renewing calls to address the history of...

University of Colorado Takes Controversial Approach to Addressing Racism

We’ve all heard the adage “fight fire with fire” — now one university is applying this way of thinking to how it confronts racism...