The Social & Psychological Toll of COVID-19 & the Intersection with America’s Racial Climate
The global pandemic impacting institutions of higher learning, coupled with the intersectionality of race, has created additional unforeseen challenges to the Black student experience on college campuses. Given the history of Black students at institutions of higher education and their experiences, the current racial unrest impacts these students in a different and traumatic way.
In our effort to address the health and safety measures surrounding COVID-19, it is also imperative that institutions take measurable action steps to dismantle racism.
Unfortunately, these two critically important issues are inextricably connected.
Get actionable takeaways so you can best support Black students in an authentic and culture-changing way.
You’ll be better able to respond sensitively and more specifically to your various student populations in a way that dismantles the systemic racism that has plagued us for over 400 years.
Get crucial, actionable takeaways that will help you:
- Come together — give agency to the less heard voices.
- Learn how institutional racism becomes more pronounced with global health issues — be able to appropriately acknowledge that everything you were taught about race, culture and behavior might not have been true so you can have a layered approach to addressing these intertwined topics.
- Create objectives and action items for developing a campus strategic plan for dismantling racism — ensure that your pandemic response and planning are sensitive and responsive to the systemic racism that also exists.
- Ensure that your return to campus planning has diverse voices at the table — avoid unintended negative racial consequences.
Bonnie Taylor serves as the Assistant Vice President and Dean of Students at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. The Dean of Students Office oversees Student Conduct, Student Life and Engagement, and Civic Engagement. Prior to joining the Spelman community in 2020, Bonnie worked at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University as the Associate Dean of Students and Director of Student Integrity and Coordinator for Student Conduct, respectively.
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Tamara L. Greenfield King was named Associate Vice Provost for Student Affairs in the Division of the Vice Provost for University Life at the University of Pennsylvania in January 2019. In her role, Ms. King supervises six departments: Career Services, Civic House, NROTC, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, the Office of Student Affairs and Platt Student Performing Arts House.
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