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Penn State wavers on funding racial justice center

The center was a key promise after 2020 protests.

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October 13, 2022
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After 2020 racial justice protests and criticism of Penn State's progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion, the administration made a series of promises, including the creation of a new Center for Racial Justice.

Now, two years and a new administration later, the university is wavering on its commitment, telling faculty members that it has not allocated any funding.

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The news comes as Penn State faces criticism for a student group's plan to host Gavin McInnes, the founder of the Proud Boys, as well as another controversial far-right speaker. The university has criticized the speakers but refused to ban or cancel the event, citing First Amendment freedoms.

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