BOSTON — School officials from Boston University announced they will soon be launching a center for anti-racist research. Plans for the program have been more than a year in the making, WFXT reported.
The announcement comes at a time when race and discrimination issues are at the forefront. School officials hope this will transform how racial research is done.
“He has the capacity to identify and develop the rigorous framework for understanding these deeply rooted problems,” Morrison told WFXT.
Morrison said the academic center will study social and racial justice, and Kendi will collaborate with faculty and students to gather data on racial inequality.
After dozens of protests have taken place across the country, Morrison said there is now a need for immediate action to gather data and information necessary to understand how racism plays a role in history and right now in the United States.
“There are issues that he’s interested in that are policy issues. There are historical issues. There are archival issues. He has an expansive and aggressive view of the work that needs to be done,” Morrison said.
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