Task Force on Anti-Black Racism

Task Force on Anti-Black Racism

The crucial fight to do away with systemic racism requires deep-rooted, long-term commitment.

In Fall 2020, amid a national movement confronting anti-Black racism in the United States, Brown University President Christina H. Paxson charged the Task Force on Anti-Black Racism to consider how Brown could best address anti-Black racism on campus and in society at large.

After a series of listening sessions with faculty of color and Black-identifying staff and students to develop a deeper understanding of lived experiences within the Brown community, the Task Force began its work in September 2020 and delivered its report with a set of recommendations to President Paxson on April 28, 2021.

After a period of deep engagement with stakeholders to discuss the task force’s conclusions, President Paxson shared her response to the recommendations with the Brown community August 5, 2021.

The Task Force on Anti-Black Racism was distinctly constructed to encourage critical self-inventory and broad participation.
The Task Force recommended initiatives for addressing anti-Blackness at Brown, including increased resources for existing efforts.
President Christina H. Paxson shared with the community a detailed response to the Task Force on Anti-Black Racism, focusing on steps Brown intends to take or is taking.