Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Office for Institutional Equity acknowledges the long and tragic history of racism and prejudice at Duke and throughout the nation. Despite advancements in civil rights, public policies and institutions frequently mirror or replicate history, contributing in large and little ways to the perpetuation of a system that favors some while disadvantaging others. Duke is devoted to equality as a core value, and it is this commitment that has kept us on the path to being an anti-racist institution. That journey has included prioritizing the internal effort to confront our own latent biases and aggressively educate ourselves on what anti-racism needs of us as individuals and as a University. Our external activity, which includes resources, outreach and support, education, team building and coaching, policy development, and more reflects our dedication to anti-racism efforts.

This is a work in progress. Just as our work has grown over time, so has the vocabulary, resources, and thinking surrounding race, equity, and justice. We will periodically update this page and we will make modifications as thinking in the area of racial equity evolves and grows.


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