Racial Prejudice at
Carnegie Mellon University
This website is a live and online archive of testimonies by past and present Carnegie Mellon students about experiences of racial prejudice at Carnegie Mellon University. In the wake of worldwide protests against racial discrimination against Black people, it is imperative to recognize the existence of racism and racial prejudice within our own campus.
If you would like to submit a testimony of an experience of racial prejudice at CMU, please click here. Current students, alumni, and staff are welcome to contribute.
If you are interested in trying to do something about racial prejudice at CMU, please consider signing these petitions:
“There are so few other Black students & professors, (which was a concern coming in) that the community feels small and that can be super super lonely. CMU needs to do better at making the culture here for Black students better whether it be by uplifting SPIRIT and NSBE or getting more Black speakers. Support for us is there, but it's sparse and without action. It feels like CMU neglects us and has no genuine actionable responses to our needs.
- Anonymous (from Reddit)
- Anonymous rising sophomore in CFA (from the Tartan article)
- Anonymous rising junior in Dietrich (from the Tartan article)