Latest Race and Social Justice News

Martinez Yazzie vs State of New Mexico

November 20, 2018

UPDATE: Yazzie/Martinez v. el Estado de Nuevo México (en Español / in English) ¿Qué ha sucedido? Las familias y los distritos esco ... [Read More]

UNM Named Recipient of the Lumina Racial Justice and Equity Grant

June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 - The University of New Mexico is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a $50,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s Fun ... [Read More]

UNM team look at ethnic studies to reduce classroom inequalities

January 28, 2021

Can ethnic studies high school classes reduce complex inequalities across school districts as these programs continue to grow across school districts? ... [Read More]

AAAED Statement against Race and Sex Stereotyping

November 17, 2020

Read the statement, linked below ... [Read More]

Request a Ballot

September 6, 2020

New Mexicans can now request a ballot to vote in the November 3 2020 election The coronavirus pandemic has already reshaped voting in New Mexico, w ... [Read More]

Presidential memo to OMB Memo bans Antiracism / Critical Race Theory (CRT) Trainings

September 6, 2020

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/M-20-34.pdf ... [Read More]

DOE to investigate and defund California Schools that employ 1619 Curriculum

September 6, 2020

https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/06/politics/trump-education-department-1619-project/index.html ... [Read More]

Get Your Students to Vote

August 4, 2020

As an educator, you can support democracy by encouraging students to register to vote. Will you help? Dear Educator, I’m part of a non-partisan, ... [Read More]

Census to end one month early

August 3, 2020

NPR reported that the Census Bureau will be cutting operations a month short to conclude on September 30.   Forcing the U.S. Census Bu ... [Read More]

Another Barrier to Afro-Latinos

July 24, 2020

Dr. Nancy Lopez recently highlighted the following Washington Post opinion piece on the lack of intersectional praxis on capital hill. I’m Afro- ... [Read More]

Addressing new forms of racism Part II: Preventing Microaggressions

July 23, 2020

The challenge marginalized groups face is that many microaggressions are systemic. This means they are embedded in policies, programs, and practices a ... [Read More]

Identifying, understanding and combating complex inequality

July 23, 2020

From peaceful protests to violent clashes, society is slowly breathing life into the thought that there are powerful forces, rooted in history, that a ... [Read More]

Critical Race Scholar Award

June 11, 2020

As a statement to affirm its support of racial equity and inclusion in graduate education at UNM, Graduate Studies announces a new initiative to offer ... [Read More]

Nancy Lopez on Podcast

June 8, 2020

Dr. Nancy Lopez was interviewed on ESPEJOS de AZTLÁN, a radio show focused on Latino/Hispano interests Mon. 6/8, 7p: Today, on Espejos de Az ... [Read More]

Federal Video Contest

April 24, 2020

Calling all content creators, the Census needs you How making a video about the 2020 Census could win you up to $30,000 Census Accelerate, ... [Read More]

Census 2020 Student Video Contest

April 24, 2020

Organized by the New Mexico African American/ Black Complete Count Committee (AACCC) Sponsored by the Office of African American Affairs (OAAA) and We ... [Read More]

2020 Census Household Response Rate

April 4, 2020

Check out the 2020 Census response rates https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html As of Saturday April 4, 2020, the nationwide response is 43.9% ... [Read More]

Racial Justice and Equity Grant

October 22, 2019

(June 12, 2019) - The University of New Mexico is pleased to announce it has been selected to receive a $50,000 grant from Lumina Foundation’s F ... [Read More]

News from the community

March 4, 2021

News that impacts our communities at UNM, in Albuquerque, and around New Mexico now has its own home on the Institute website. Contact us if you ... [Read More]

Intersession Class Available!

October 12, 2019

Great new class available: Sociology 430* Intersectionality, Race, Gender, Class for Social Policy This very relevant class will be offered as a one w ... [Read More]

Hispanics with darker skin more likely to face discrimination

October 8, 2019

July 2, 2019: About six-in-ten U.S. Hispanic adults (58%) say they have experienced discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or e ... [Read More]