The racial incidents that have led to outrage and protests highlight the ongoing history of structural and sustained racism that has implications for Duke, too.
Working@Duke talked with Luke Powery, dean of Duke University Chapel, and Kim Hewitt, vice president for the Office for Institutional Equity, about next steps and navigating the pain of racialized incidents.
On Tuesday, June 16, against a backdrop of dual crises of public health and racial justice, more than 50 Black faculty, staff and students shared personal stories of racism and discrimination, presented research on racial inequities, and issued urgent calls for change during the day-long symposium
, "Living While Black." The symposium was attended by more than 6,300 members of the Duke community via video conference.
Explore Duke's resources for understanding and confronting racism here.
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