We Cannot Be Silent

Late last week, the Trump administration ordered all federal agencies to end racial sensitivity trainings for staff. In a memo sent to heads of federal agencies, the President directed federal agencies to end any programs that frame the United States as historically racist and White people as beneficiaries of racism, later tweeting that these programs are “propaganda” and “a sickness that cannot be allowed to continue.” This new guidance came at the close of a summer dominated by a national conversation centered around racial justice and systemic racism in the United States—a conversation sparked by nationwide protests against police violence and large-scale demonstrations that continue around the country.

Read the full statement from CSSP’s president Judith Meltzer here.