Racial Justice and Equality

What Role Do Universities Play In Racial Justice Efforts?

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While many universities took action after George Floyd was killed, some students believe campus leaders could have taken bolder steps toward racial justice and equality. Conducted by Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse and presented by Kaplan, this survey of 2,000 undergraduates from 109 two- and four-year universities demonstrates what students think about racial justice efforts on campus.  College student data was collected from April 5, 2021 to April 15, 2021 through the College Pulse mobile app and web portal, and weighted to be nationally representative of two- and four-year college student populations.

Key Questions Include:

Do you believe that the Black Lives Matter movement has resulted in your institution being a better place?
What individual actions have you taken this past year in support of racial justice and equality?                                       ● Has the Black Lives Matter movement resulted in curriculum that’s more inclusive of diverse voices at your institution?
Is race now discussed more frequently across your campus?