University of Michigan gives nearly $2 million to group attempting to 'dismantle systemic racism'

The University of Michigan is providing nearly $2 million in research grants to a group to study "the historical and current state of the US prison system."
According to the University of Michigan's website, the $1,999,834 grant was awarded to a group planning a project to "confront the prison state" and will work with community organizations "to expand the voices and lived experiences of inmates." and to unite criminalized communities".
The project was funded as part of the university's "Meet the Moment Research Initiative," which focuses on faculty research and scholarship to "address today's most pressing societal issues."
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The project is entitled Confronting the Carceral State: Criminalization, Confinement and Control.
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The University of Michigan North Campus signage at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan on July 30, 2019. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images
A press release said the project "will examine the historical and current state of the US prison system, including mass incarceration, police brutality, wrongful convictions, racial criminalization, and immigrant detention."
"The team will work with community organizations and affected individuals to center the voices and lived experiences of incarcerated people and criminalized communities, bring transparency and democratic accountability to law enforcement, and "change the narrative" around the prison state," it said in the project description.
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A press release describing the project said it was an attempt to "dismantle systemic racism" as well as "promote social justice."
A total of nearly $4.5 million was allocated to other projects such as "Measuring, Modeling and Mapping Microplastics in the Atmosphere of Michigan."
Anne Curzan, dean of the University of Michigan's College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, said in a press release that the research will address pressing societal issues.
“Our society is currently facing many challenges that will have long-term effects on future generations. With this research initiative, we can address these issues in a way that encourages and empowers people to make positive, purposeful change," Curzan said.

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