Inside Higher Education features a piece by BVA members, Viji Sathy, Kelly Hogan and Calvin Sims from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill entitled, “A Dozen-Plus Ways You Can Foster Educational Equity”.
An excerpt from the article follows:
Recently on social media, we have seen a lot of people posting ways white and non-Black people of color can support the Black Lives Matter movement. Like many of you, we’ve taken these suggestions to heart and taken action in various ways.
We think analogous lists tailored to educators and administrators in higher education are warranted and needed. Since the U.S. professoriate is majority white, some faculty members may not recognize the power and privilege they hold to dismantle educational inequities. For those who recognize that and are looking for practical ways to translate this, we hope to start a list that you can add to with colleagues. We recognize that departments and institutions have even greater power to enact change than individuals through policy and incentives, but we’ve chosen to keep this specific list about individual actions.