Center on Race and Social Problems

A woman in a maroon long sleeve shirt laughs while knitting
The pandemic isn’t stopping more than 100 teens currently or recently in foster care from receiving support, advocacy and warmth at the annual Older Youth Retreat, sponsored in part by Pitt’s PA Child Welfare Resource Center in the School of Social Work.
Black and white cutouts of people
Black members of the Pitt community recommend books, music and more that can help build bridges of understanding and spur action toward equity.
A Zoom meeting with three participants
In a discussion on race, police and civilian deaths, Pitt Law’s David Harris suggested that police forces could benefit from considering themselves guardians rather than warriors. Watch a video of the talk and read the highlights.
Brian Burley headshot with blue sky and clouds in background
Brian Burley (BUS ’13G) continues the social enterprise he started with the launch of his book “YNGBLKPGH” (Young Black Pittsburgh). The book features more than 140 African-American professionals under the age of 40.
two male students holding a box
All members of the Pitt community are invited to participate in events honoring the spirit and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Larry E. Davis
In his 17th year at the helm of Pitt’s School of Social Work, Dean Larry E. Davis announces he will step down at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, amid praise for his leadership and his dedication to issues of race, social justice and community.