Is it unethical and irresponsible to train public leaders without requiring a course on how race and power work? Yes.
Is the Stanford University able to overcome their racist and genocidal namesake with just a mandatory course on race, power, and business. No.
Harvard Kennedy School, however, already is in a better place with its new mandatory course “Race and Racism in the Making of the United States as a Global Power”
Students learn “the central role that race and racism play in business and wealth creation, social institutions, and public policy, drawing from Indigenous history and the legacy of slavery to contemporary systemic inequalities in justice and economic opportunity.”
I’ll always go back to asking questions about Harvard graduates like the infamous modern politician Kobach, whose degree was based on a thesis that apartheid is good for business. So this is a very welcome step from Harvard that may help avoid graduating another Kobach.