Amid mass layoffs, BU Center for Antiracist Research accused of mismanagement of funds, disorganization

September 25, 2023 | Daily Free Press

By Molly Farrar and Lydia Evans | Daily Free Press
Photo: Ibram X. Kendi speaks at a panel hosted by Montclair Film on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. PHOTO COURTESY OF MONTCLAIR FILM VIA FLICKR

Boston University hired Ibram X. Kendi to lead its new Center for Antiracist Research in 2020, a year marked by a global pandemic and nationwide racial tension.

Three years later, after at least $43 million in grants and gifts and what sources say has been an underwhelming output of research, the Center for Antiracist Research laid off almost all of its staff last week.

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