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College Leads Effort Toward More Racially Equitable Society

Behavioral and Social Sciences’ Anti-Black Racism Initiative Engages Campus, Community

By College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Staff

Identifying, disrupting and preventing anti-Black racism is a shared goal throughout the University of Maryland. The Anti-Black Racism Initiative in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences brings together experts and highlights areas of opportunity to accelerate and strengthen these efforts.

The initiative, led by Professor Rashawn Ray of the Department of Sociology, includes more than 40 faculty and staff members campuswide.

“Faculty in BSOS have conducted research on ways to address racism for years. The Anti-Black Racism Initiative is a way to scale up this work, address disparities and make sustainable change on our campus and in our communities,” Ray said. 

Watch the video to learn more about the ABRI’s mission, research, events and community engagement efforts.

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