Understanding Racism

Credit Option
Non credit
Program Type

Learn how to recognize, define and better understand racism in today’s culture and society.

A brief history of racism will increase your knowledge on this critical topic, and you’ll learn how racism has evolved, is communicated and is reinforced. You’ll develop skills and strategies for recognizing racism in our daily and professional lives.

Can be taken individually or as part of the Diversity Certificate Program.

Workshop Information

Course Date

May 11, 2023

Meeting Time

6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.



Who can benefit:

  • Workplace Administrators, Managers, and Supervisors
  • Workplace Human Resource Personnel
  • Workplace Employees and Staff
  • Principals, Teachers, Teacher Assistants and Aides, Pre-K through College
  • Individuals in the Public Health, Nursing, Counseling, and Medical Fields
  • First Responders, Law Enforcement, Emergency Management Personnel
  • Social Development Advocates
  • Any individual in the business, education, social work, and civil society communities.


Marsha J. Tyson Darling (No Pronouns: Use My Name)
Special Assistant To the President for Strategic Initiatives
Adjunct Faculty
Adjunct Faculty
Phone Number
Levermore Hall 100

Marsha J. Tyson Darling, Ph.D. is a full Professor of History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the Center for African, Black & Caribbean Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, Director of the Diversity Certificate Program in the College of Professional & Continuing Studies, and Director of the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Campus Center at Adelphi University.  Professor Darling has also taught at Georgetown University, the University of Maryland at College Park, Wellesley College, and Hood College, and held post-doc research appointments at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute for African American Research at Harvard University, the Oral History Research Office at Columbia University, New York University, and most recently at the Heilbrunn Department of Population and Family Health in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. Her scholarship focuses on constitutional amendments and voting rights in the US, African American social history, Black women’s contributions to social uplift, international treaties and the rights of children, and ethics issues related to the uses of genetic biotechnologies. For several decades, Dr. Darling has served as an educational consultant, specializing in diversity and inclusion training for educators, administrators, civil society professionals, and project managers in the United States and abroad.

Phone Number
More Info
Levermore Hall, 303
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