This perspective has been adapted from an address given at the Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis, as part of the Ferguson and Beyond lecture series. Larry E. Davis, PhD, is dean and Donald M. Henderson Professor in the School of Social Work, and founding director of the Center on Race and Social Problems at the University of Pittsburgh. Davis examines the critical role that universities play in addressing and resolving racial difficulties in America if the univeristy acknowledges the need, creates internal capacity to do the work, and have the will to engage in fighting racism.
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Davis, L. E. (2015, April). The university, the community, and race (CSD Perspective No. 15-05). St. Louis, MO: Washington University in St. Louis.