How do Italian public universities tackle past and current racism in Italy? A significant amount of academic research has been dealing with Italian racism in the last few decades, yet the topic is still largely excluded from the mainstream public debate and from academic core-curriculum. More broadly, how do public institutions of higher education in Italy deal with the global decolonizing wave and with major demographic changes? How do they face the political and cultural demands of racialized groups and anti-racist movements to transform theoretical and methodological approaches, curricula and canons, or to ‘break’ the teaching staff’s predominant whiteness? FES 12 MONOGRAPHIC ISSUE interrogates former and present issues related to racism, antiracism, sexism, antisexism and decoloniality with the contributions of independent scholars, activists, school and university teachers.