Introducing the Race, Research & Policy Portal

RRAPP is a FREE online resource dedicated to summarizing and promoting research publications on diversity, racial equity and antiracist organizational change in private, public and non-profit firms and entities. Many of RRAPP’s resources highlight academic studies, which are often hidden behind subscription paywalls and are subsequently underutilized. RRAPP helps changemakers learn and find the tools they need.

  • Goal one

    Create a central repository for research and publications related to antiracist policy to foster accountable and sustainable organizational and institutional change.

  • Goal two

    To further the field of racial equity, advance knowledge, and promote the implementation of effective interventions, while providing practitioners easy access to nationally significant materials to further sustainable change.

  • Goal three

    Increase the use of this knowledge in the classroom, student research, and in curriculum at professional schools, such as law, business, and medicine; allowing for more dissemination and uptake of important antiracist learning.

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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Institutional Change and Accountability

Research related to structural and organizational change within institutions and how and what accountability can be implemented in specific settings.

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Intersectional Analysis

Research related to the intersection of racial equity with other marginalized identity groups.

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Media, Communications, and Technology

Research related to racial equity and intersections in media, journalism, the digital landscape, and other forms of communication.

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Organizational and Individual Health, Behavior, and Psychology

Research related to health, psychology, and other social and societal factors as they relate to well-being and racial equity.

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Training & Evaluation

Research related to racial equity training programs, workshops, and evaluation, in addition to measurement of training programs and of other racial equity interventions.

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Recently Added Articles

Harvard Business Review

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…

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Education Policy Analysis Archives

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…

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American Educational Research Journal

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 t​hat charged American education with mediocrity and lack of international competitiveness. If ​A Nation at Risk w​as a report card,…

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Journal of Experimental Social Psychology

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…

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