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Young provides context for proposed CRT legislation

Aug 1, 2021 Holland Sentinel
Michigan Senate Bill 460 was created in response to calls to ban schools from teaching critical race theory (CRT). Alford Young, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Sociology and a professor of public policy and African and African...
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Davenport reflects on policing since George Floyd's death

Jun 22, 2021 Michigan Radio
One month ago, activists across the country recognized the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's killing, sparking discussion of what has changed in policing since then. While many ideas have been thrown around, like employing social workers to...
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Lewis calls for reparations

Jun 16, 2021 AP News
Earl Lewis, Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy and director of the Center for Social Solutions, recently sat down with AP News to discuss reparations and other related...
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Davenport's work highlighted in new book

May 16, 2021 The New York Times
In her new book, "America on Fire: The Untold History of Police Violence and Black Rebellion Since the 1960s", historian Elizabeth Hinton reveals a long, hidden history of uprisings against the war on crime. She credits Christian Davenport,...
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Davenport on whether BLM activism will create change

Oct 19, 2020 Knowable Magazine
"Movements are not places to work out complex ideas. That’s dialogue, reflection, reading, conversing, working through proposals, and that’s not for most people," said Davenport. "I think we’re approaching a countdown to compassion fatigue. As of...
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Dean Michael Barr addresses racist violence

Jun 2, 2020
Dean Michael Barr sent the following letter to the Ford School community last night, Monday, June 1: Dear friends, I am writing to you at a time of great sorrow and upheaval. I write to acknowledge the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor,...
The Poverty Narrative

The Poverty Narrative: Confronting Inequity

Mar 5, 2021, All Day
The Poverty Narrative: Confronting Inequity Join us as we discuss connections between structural racism, and poverty in the U.S., and confronting policies and practices that perpetuate inequity in public health, housing, education and data.