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Racial Justice and Equity

John Henry James

A UVA research team, including three Batten professors, uncovered a quantifiable relationship between Confederate memorials and the explicitly racist practice of lynching.

PNAS map

A team of Batten and psychology researchers are bringing an empirical perspective to a national conversation.

Graphic by Macy Brandon

Through a new BattenX educational module, CEOs and nonprofit executives from across the globe are reckoning with systemic racism.

Wornie Reed, Ph.D., discusses the police use of force—both in general and against African Americans in particular—and the role of police union contracts in protecting police officers accused of misconduct, including the misuse of force.

A student films a staged traffic stop in front of the Rotunda as part of the Youth, Blue & U project designed to bring local youths and studentscloser to police officers. (Photos by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Police and students can learn from one another if they talk more, according to Batten's Brian N. Williams, an associate professor of public policy.

Please join Batten School Dean Ian Solomon as he marks Juneteenth (a day early) with reflection and celebration on Friday, June 18, from 10:30–11:30AM.

Garrett Hall

The School's new postdoctoral fellows will investigate perceptions of minorities in academia and the workplace, among other subjects.

A woman holds up a portrait of George Floyd as people gather outside the Hennepin County Government Center on April 9, 2021 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is taking place.

In a commentary for Bloomberg Law, Batten's Brian N. Williams and co-author Carmen J. Williams, a third-year law student at the UVA School of Law, say the conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd marks a turning point. The path forward requires enacting needed reforms and courageous leadership by prosecutors and others.

Confederate monuments

The present work interrogates the history of Confederate memorializations by examining the relationship between these memorializations and lynching, an explicitly racist act of violence.