A University of Florida professor makes a pledge to his students of color each year on the top of his syllabus that he will “hold space” for them and embed antiracism into his teaching.
“To my current, past and future Black, Indigenous, students of Color: I see your pain, grief, and anger. I promise to hold space for it in and out of the classroom,” writes business Professor Jamie Kraft at the top of his “Principles of Entrepreneurship” syllabus.
“I promise to use my power and privilege to put forth a pedagogy of anti-racism,” the statement concludes.
Kraft has placed the pledge atop his syllabus at least since 2021, and put it on his fall 2023 semester syllabus as well, according to a screenshot obtained by The College Fix.