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15 Must-Ask Questions Before Addressing a Racist Symbol on Campus

In response to intensifying public pressure to grapple with historical ties to racial harm, colleges and universities are racing to release public statements, remove statues and change building names, and reaffirm their commitment to advancing equity. However, these symbolic gestures are not enough. Before your institution renames, removes, or contextualizes a visible symbol of racial oppression, answer these 15 critical questions to ensure your work sustains and achieves strategic and transformative outcomes.

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