The Vertex Foundation will donate $1.5 million over three years to support the new Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, under the leadership of its founder and director, Ibram X. Kendi, one of the nation’s leading scholars of racism.

The gift will support the center’s research and data collection to identify innovative policies that may reduce or eliminate racial disparities, including health disparities, in the United States. To help the center enhance relationships in, and dialogue with, the community, the foundation’s donation will also support the center’s annual public symposium on a topic relating to antiracism.

Read the full announcement in BU Today.

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