Brown University Proposes $100 Million Plan to Address 'Racism and Injustice' On Campus

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The prestigious University addresses student's demands for racial inclusivity on campus in a 10-year plan to enhance college experience for students of color.

On Friday, Brown University unveiled a plan to implement a better the college environment for students of color. 

In a 19-page plan, The Root reports, the university will work to "create a just and inclusive campus community."

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The "Pathways to Diversity and Inclusion: An Action Plan For Brown University" includes a $100 million dollar investment that University President Christina H. Paxson said is an "action [plan] needed to address racism and injustice on our campus."

Paxson created the plan and sought input from both students and faculty.

"The deep pain that we have heard expressed by students of color in the past weeks and months — a pain that has been affirmed by faculty and staff members who work closely with and care deeply about our students — is very real."

Implemented over a ten-year period, the Rhode Island institution will increase the university's racial and ethnic diversity and focus on four categories: campus community, investing in people, academic leadership, and accountability.

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