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Democracy and Debate

Coffee Breaks: Reconstructing a More Equitable Society after COVID-19


In this coffee break conversation, Drs. Bedelia Richards, Anthony Abraham Jack, Elizabeth M. Lee, and Carson Byrd engage in a discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on colleges and college students. National discourse on Black Lives Matter and racial justice, refreshed this summer by massive protests after the murders of George Floyd and other Black Americans, has combined with the impact of the pandemic to create possibilities for higher education to shift to an antiracist framework in its policies and practices. Find out more at

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