Penn State University does away with plans for its racial justice center

Penn State University has scrapped plans for a proposed Center for Racial Justice, electing to go another route, according to the Washington Post. The school first announced plans after the George Floyd protests of 2020. Two Black professors had also released a report chronicling the slowness of Black hiring, and existing staff experiencing racism on campus. The University originally touted the center as “just the beginning” of its anti-racism efforts.

Spotlight PA had reported some budget concerns, despite the school kicking off a search for a founding director of the center in March. The anticipated investment was about $3.5 million, noted by senior director of university public relations Lisa Powers.

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