Anti-Racism at Duke

We are committed today and throughout the future of Duke to addressing systemic racism on our campus and setting an example for our nation and the world.

Our efforts will need to be focused and sustained, with clear goals and transparency as we work toward them.  Going forward, this website will be a central repository of information about our anti-racism work, including data regularly collected and publicized to monitor our progress, details of new and ongoing programs, research highlights, and educational and training materials for wider use across the Duke community.


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Explore the results from the 2021 Duke Campus Climate Survey and learn more about the Racial Equity Advisory Council (REAC) created to increase support for efforts to address findings of the survey.

October 20, 2021: Juneteenth, now a federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of slaves, will be a designated holiday at Duke starting in 2022.

June 17, 2021:

Read President Price’s update to the community on Duke’s Commitments to Anti-Racism

Read Chancellor Washington’s update on the progress Duke Health is making to battle systemic racism and injustice through Moments to Movement

Juneteenth Events 2021:

April 29, 2021: More than 12,800 faculty staff and students participated in Duke’s first-ever campus survey. Read more about the response rate and next steps.

April 20, 2021: Read President Price’s message to the Duke Community on the Derek Chauvin trial verdict on Duke Today.