How Penn State Abandoned a Big Pledge on Racial Justice
Nick Anderson, The Washington Post
After the 2020 police killing of George Floyd, Eric J. Barron joined higher education leaders nationwide in pledging solidarity with protesters seeking racial justice.
But like his peers elsewhere, the president of Pennsylvania State University faced intense pressure to take actions that would outlast the rhetoric. By the time Barron retired this past spring, Penn State had announced the formation of a Center for Racial Justice. Now, though, with a change in leadership, that project is off the table.