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.

Read the Full Report: Combating White Supremacy in a Pandemic: Antiracist, Anticapitalist, and Socially Just Policy Recommendations in Response to COVID-19

Ubuntu,

From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones


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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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  1. July 17, 2020

    […] the safety and viability of higher education and the broader society it serves as a public good is only as secure as the safety and success of its most vulnerable community members.  This includes Black male college […]

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