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Editors’ Choice: Accountability and Reconciliation, Higher Ed’s Fraught History of Slavery 

The aftermath of the murders of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others has led many colleges and universities to consider how the legacies of slavery and systemic racism have shaped and impacted their institutions. As more institutions consider the lasting effects of slavery, there are lessons and strategies that could be learned from institutions that began these historical inquiries of slavery and racism before 2020. In a previous blog, I described the origins, processes, and findings of these efforts. In this blog post, I will discuss some common strategies and practices that emerged from these historical inquiries to promote accountability and reconciliation for institutional connections with slavery.

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