More Than 60 California Community College Presidents Form Alliance to Actively Combat Campus RacismJune 12, 2020 |
by Sara Weissman
Dr. Shaun Harper, executive director of the University of Southern California’s Race & Equity Center, couldn’t sleep on Saturday night as he looked at his inbox full of emails from college administrators asking for guidance as anti-racist protests spread across the country. He got up at 3:30 a.m. the next day and sent an email to all 115 community college presidents in California.
That message launched the California Community College Equity Leadership Alliance, a new partnership between more than 60 community colleges to combat racism on their campuses.