Diversity and inclusion have been ongoing issues at San Luis Obispo's California Polytechnic State University, long before a series of racist incidents in 2018 highlighted the need for more racial awareness on the campus. In January, at Cal Poly’s second annual Martin Luther King Jr. dinner—featuring a keynote dialogue with American philosopher, political activist and social critic Cornel West—Camille O'Bryant was named the inaugural recipient of the campus' Martin Luther King Legacy Award for her effors in advocating for underrepresented students. O'Bryant has taught at Cal Poly for over two decades and is an associate dean in the College of Science and Mathematics.
O'Bryant recently sat down with KCBX's Tyler Pratt in the KCBX studio for a lengthy discussion on race, diversity and inclusion at the university. Tune in above to hear their conversation in two parts.