Author/Organization: Julie Zeilinger, MIC
On Nov. 19, the Department of Education opened an investigation into two historically black universities: Complainant Chardonnay Madkins alleged on behalf of another student that the affiliated schools Spelman College and Morehouse College "failed to promptly and equitably respond to complaints, reports and/or incidents of sexual violence of which it had notice," according to a statement the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights sent Madkins informing her of the decision to open the investigation.
Survivors at other HBCUs have had similar experiences, too, revealing not only that sexual assault itself is a varied, complex phenomenon, but also that it's one uniquely experienced by survivors of color even on campuses supposedly devoted to the complexity of their experiences.
Resource Type: article
Topics: BIPOC, HBCU, advocacy, bystander, community educators, consent, gender equity, intimate partner violence, laws & policies, prevention, sexual harassment, sexual-violence, survivor-support, title IX
Date Resource Added: May 17, 2022