Temple University President Richard Englert announced Wednesday, new efforts towards combating racism by committing more than one million dollars of funding towards anti-racism programming.
This funding will go towards anti-racism education, research, TUPD policy changes, training and curriculum changes. Temple also plans to hire more black employees and dedicate more resources towards programs assisting black youth in the surrounding North Philadelphia neighborhood.
Englert states, “we know that the Temple community can make a difference in the fight against racism for generations to come.” Englert assured the Temple University community that they stand with those racially targeted and those facing police brutality and want to be an asset to facilitate change, not only at Temple but the surrounding community.
This funding comes as the nation shines a brighter spotlight on police brutality and systemic racism.