How To Guides
By developing “How To” guides, RRAPP has grouped together a set of articles to address a specific thematic area. These guides are meant to be focused on a singular yet multifaceted issue and to provide an entry point for further exploration of the topic.
What not to do, what we know doesn’t work
Research on racial equity and antiracist institutional practice is emerging and continues to help inform the field. What conclusions can be drawn about what are effective or ineffective approaches?
Organizational change with community stakeholders
Organizational change can be both a bottom-up and top-down endeavor. What does it look like to engage community stakeholders at all stages of antiracist change, and what are the most effective and equitable practices?
How to make your organization more accountable
How is accountability defined and measured? What does it look like when an organization claims antiracism as a core value and holds itself accountable for meeting racial equity goals? How is that accomplished?
Building an Antiracist University
The world of education is rife with policies and practices that perpetuate and promote racism. How do organizations with educational mandates work to recognize, understand, and address these issues?
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Why Diverse Teams are Smarter
Introduction Until recently, workplace diversity was primarily perceived as a tool for enhancing corporate profitability. It was understood that private corporations that excelled in enhancing diversity based on race, ethnicity, and gender generally had more significant financial outcomes, particularly in terms of net income growth and return on economic equity. Yet, recent research has explored…Read More
Sustaining Organizational Change Towards Racial Equity Through Cycles of Inquiry
Introduction Racial inequity is an emerging concern for many postsecondary institutions around the United States. While students of color have long experienced inequities in higher education, recent highly publicized examples of racism on college campuses have highlighted the need for comprehensive initiatives that improve diversity, inclusion, and equity. Central to these efforts is the appropriate…Read More
The Impact of Accountability on Racial and Socioeconomic Equity: Considering Both School Resources and Achievement Outcomes
Introduction The 1990’s was a watershed moment in American education reform. Prior to the start of the decade, in 1983, the newly formed National Commission on Excellence in Education produced a scathing 52-page report titled A Nation at Risk that charged American education with mediocrity and lack of international competitiveness. If A Nation at Risk was a report card,…Read More
Long-term reduction implicit race bias: A prejudice habit-breaking intervention
Introduction “Implicit bias is like the smog that hangs over a community,” Hidden Brain podcast host Shankar Vedantam said on an episode about implicit racial bias. “It becomes the air people breathe.” Indeed, like air, implicit racial bias and discrimination is everywhere, and has been linked to poorer health and success outcomes for historically marginalized groups. To…Read More