Combatting White Supremacy in a Pandemic: Antiracist, Anticapitalist, and Socially Just Policy Recommendations in Response to COVID-19
“According to researchers, short of a vaccine, large scale testing and social distancing measures is what will allow people to go back to work and school safely. Until then, and despite what universities or governments want to admit or think is economically viable, it is likely that the U.S. will be in waves of quarantine for the next year and a half. During this time, it is the responsibility of higher education to create socially just policies that protect and support marginalized communities. This report serves as a way to start conversations, deliberations, and the much needed policy work at universities in the face of this pandemic.”
Written by Genevieve García de Müeller, Syracuse University, Ana Cortes, Syracuse University, Laura Gonzales, University of Florida, Alex Hanson, Syracuse University, Cody Jackson, Texas Christian University, Seth Kahn, West Chester University, B E. Lopez, Syracuse University, and Benesemon Simmons, Syracuse University, Combating White Supremacy in a Pandemic: Antiracist, Anticapitalist, and Socially Just Policy Recommendations in Response to COVID-19 has considerations for race and economics, disability and ableism, LGBTQIA+ people, labor, caretaking and motherhood, immigrant and international populations, and language access.
As many institutions in higher education are currently engaged in planning what the fall will look like, I encourage all community members and decision-makers to read this important body of work.
From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones