UofL's Vision for Diversity

The University of Louisville strives to foster and sustain an environment of inclusiveness that empowers us all to achieve our highest potential without fear of prejudice or bias. We commit ourselves to building an exemplary educational community that offers a nurturing and challenging intellectual climate, a respect for the spectrum of human diversity, and a genuine understanding of the many differences-including race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, and religion-that enrich a vibrant metropolitan research university.

We expect every member of our academic family to embrace the underlying values of this vision and to demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining, and supporting students, faculty, and staff who reflect the diversity of our larger society.

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One Million Truths

Racism and Health

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers to Suffer the Death of their Infants

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth

Researchers May Have Found a Way to Improve the Life Expectancy of Black Men

Why Misinformation and Distrust is Making COVID-19 More Dangerous for Black Americans

Distrust of Health Care System  May Keep Black Men Away from Prostate Cancer Research

Black Americans and Politics

A Record Number of Black Women are Becoming Mayors of Major Cities

What Black Women Want to See in Candidates’ Policy Proposals

Meet Black Girl Magic: The 19 African American Women Elected as Judges in Texas

Black Americans Transforming Professions 

Hidden Figures No More: Meet the Black Women Who Helped Send America to Space 

Before Making History She Witnessed One of History’s Worst Race Riots 

Self-Care for People of Color 

GirlTrek Uses Black Women’s History to Encourage Walking as a Healing Tradition

Black Men and Self-Care: What Are We Missing? 

Proactively Coping with Racism: Getting Back to Our Lives in the Aftermath of Racial Violence in the Media  

Let’s Talk Bruh: A Black Man’s Guide to Self Care

Radical Self Care: 25 Tips for Black People 

Coping with Racism : Considerations for Students of Color at UC Santa Cruz 

Racism and other Stuff that Isn’t Right 

Society’s Fear of Black Men and its Consequences 

Sociologist on How Black Men Try To Appear Non-threatening as a Defense Mechanism 

Being Black In America : We Have a Place in This World Too

Three Viral Videos Spark A Debate About Discrimination of Black Men in Public Spaces 

UofL Resources for Students of Color

UofL Recognized Student Organizations Supporting or Focused on Student of Color 

UofL  Culture Center

UofL  AntiRacism