Social Justice

This page features news and research related to social justice topics at Columbia University.

This year, seven formerly incarcerated students affiliated with Columbia's Center for Justice will graduate from the university.

School of Social Work’s Vincent Schiraldi recounts his experience working on Rikers Island and his hopes for a more humane jail and prison system.

Columbia News is proud to highlight a few of the many students graduating this year who are passionate about social justice.

Minority neighborhoods where residents were long denied home loans have twice as many oil and gas wells as mostly white neighborhoods.

There's been much progress in HIV/AIDS treatment, but it's important to remember the fear as well as solidarity the was experienced in the 1980s.

Here’s a roundup of awards and milestones granted to Columbians from September 1 to October 13, 2021.

Columbia students, faculty, and staff talk about the history of the university and the strides made by the indigenous community.

The researchers also found the bias could be reversed if study participants observed the competency of their peers firsthand.

The Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity announced their 2021 cohort, 20 outstanding innovators and leaders who are tackling anti-Black racism. 

Organizations—including business schools—are increasingly focused on expanding their DEI capabilities.

A new book explores the intersection of professional sports with the civil rights and second-wave feminist movements.

Celebrate LGBTQ+ history at Columbia and the people who made that history with a little trivia.