Institute Receives Grant to Study Racism

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According to BlackAmericaWeb.com, the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has received a $1.2 million, three-year grant from the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to launch the Maynard Media Center on Structural Racism (MMCSR).?

The initiative was created to provide comprehensive coverage of racism through the media and its affect on Americans.

?In May, the Kellogg Foundation announced a five-year, $75 million program to promote racial equity throughout the world. According to the report, the money will be spent over the course of three years through grants awarded to organizations dedicated to destroying social disparities.

?“We want to thank the Kellogg Foundation for sponsoring this effort to improve media coverage of the barriers that people of color face today because of structural racism,” said Dori J. Maynard, CEO and president of the Maynard Institute, in a statement. “Changing the way that the media cover people of color will have a tremendous impact on our society.”