CIC Announces Partnership to Address Racial Inequities

CIC today announced it is joining a new initiative that brings together colleges and communities to develop plans to address racial inequities. The “Crafting Democratic Futures: Situating Colleges and Universities in Community-based Reparations Solutions” initiative is led by Earl Lewis, founding director of the Center for Social Solutions (CSS) and professor of history at the University of Michigan. Lewis was honored by CIC during the Presidents Institute in January with the 2021 Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service. The award recognized Lewis’s extraordinary efforts to address critical questions for American society, including the role of race in American history; diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education; and the essential value of scholarship in the humanities.