Higher Education Should Lead the Efforts to Reverse Structural Racism
The knee on the neck of George Floyd aggravated an American psyche already frayed by the pandemic and stay-at-home orders. Protesters from diverse backgrounds marched in the streets across the nation demanding change. Channeling the growing public and private support for meaningful change into action requires Americans, in every sector, to engage in difficult conversations, and to be honest about our problems and deliberate in developing solutions. We in higher education are no exception.
Originally published: October 24, 2020
Author: Freeman Hrabowski
Institution: University of Maryland Baltimore County
Published by: The Atlantic