UVA President, Head of Black Student Union, Testify on Campus Racism

UVA President, Head of Black Student Union, Testify on Campus Racism


House Democrats hosted a Capitol Hill forum on Affirmative Action, Inclusion and Racial Climate on America’s Campuses on September 8.

Student leaders, college diversity officials, and legal experts discussed the role of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act in ensuring that students are welcomed to a safe, inclusive learning environment free of harassment and intimidation on the basis of race, color, or national origin.

In the wake of Charlottesville, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan testified at the hearing on what the University has done in the past and is trying to do in the future on diversity.

At 37 minutes in the video below, Sullivan speaks.

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Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, comms strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42, a blog focused on African American members of Congress, in 2009. Ms. Burke also writes for NBC BLK, The Root, NNPA and is the Managing Editor of Politic365. As part of a diverse career in politics and media, she has served as a congressional staffer for the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee, Communications Director for U.S. Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and Director of Communications for Justin Fairfax for Lt. Governor of Virginia. From 2014 to 2017, Ms. Burke appeared each Monday on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne. Ms. Burke holds a B.A. in History from The American University. She was born and raised in New York. Email: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @LVBurke. IG: @laurenvburke. Periscope: @LVBurke


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