LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – University of Nebraska President Ted Carter sent an open letter to Nebraskans addressing the UNL Journey for Anti-Racism and Racial Equity plan.
That plan, released last week by UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green, has five main goals: to advance diversity, position academic excellence and learning through diversity, promote inclusivity, build an anti-racist infrastructure and acknowledge the impact of COVID-19 on impoverished and minority communities. Examples of actions they would take include a review of hiring practices and anti-racist teaching seminars.
Governor Pete Ricketts called on Green to drop the plan, saying “from racially motivated hiring practices to harmful trainings, the University’s plan would inject Critical Race Theory (CRT) into every corner of campus.”
In his letter, Carter acknowledged that these are “uncomfortable conversations, with passionate opinions on many sides.” He said not everybody will agree with every element of the plan, but he also said he believes most Nebraskans agree more can be done to
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