The Race, Research & Policy Portal (RRAPP) is a free online collection of easy-to-read research summaries. It features the latest articles on diversity, racial equity, and organizational change across sectors. Each summary focuses on antiracist solutions, listing clear takeaways in a short format.

  • Goal one

    Create a central repository for research and publications related to antiracist policy.

  • Goal two

    Foster an accessible, cross-sector, and constructive dialogue on effective antiracist interventions.

  • Goal three

    Help changemakers make informed, strategic decisions in their organizations' antiracist transformations.

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Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education

Leadership With and for Undocumented and Unaccompanied Minor Students: Resiliency, Resistance, and School Change for Racial Equity


Introduction Many undocumented and documented youth, especially those from low socioeconomic backgrounds, face significant barriers to educational opportunities due in part to racism and other intersecting systems of oppression. In this article, the authors conduct a literature review on educational practices for immigrant youth. Both authors work in the Urbana School District 116 (USD116) and…

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Race Ethnicity and Education

Applied Critical Race Theory: Educational Leadership Actions for Student Equity


Introduction Recent education research literature shows that a ‘new racism’ has emerged in elementary and secondary schools. This ‘new racism’ adopts a deficit mindset that blames students and parents of color for educational inequities instead of institutional barriers. Using Critical Race Theory (CRT) as a framework, the authors present the case study of a middle…

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Health Affairs

Integrating Racial/Ethnic Equity Into Policy Assessments To Improve Child Health


Introduction This article introduces a framework called the Policy Equity Assessment that was designed for policy analysts and researchers to assess a policy’s or program’s ability to reduce inequities. This framework couples policy analysis approaches with rigorous equity-focused research methods. This combination allows for a more comprehensive equity analysis compared to other research methods. This…

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Equity & Excellence in Education

Tracking Detracking: Sorting Through the Dilemmas and Possibilities of Detracking in Practice


Introduction Grouping students in schools based on perception of their potential or academic ability, known as tracking, has been critiqued by educators for exacerbating educational inequities along race and class lines. Detracking attempts to remedy the negative effects of this widely-used practice in the U.S. by placing students in mixed-ability classes. In this article, the…

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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.

Bias: what is it and how do we unlearn it?

Bias, prejudice, stereotypes: we all have them. We are all socialized and conditioned within a US culture built on systemic oppression. But, what can we do about our biases? These articles present field-tested solutions that address bias head-on.

I’m starting a DEI initiative…now what?

Launching a racial equity or DEI initiative can be challenging, laborious, and at times, overwhelming. A good first step is to learn from others. This body of research highlights successes of existing initiatives, pointing out what works in early stages of implementation as well as what challenges might emerge in the months that follow.

Evaluating diversity programs for effectiveness

Too often for people of color, the field of evaluation does more harm than good. Historically and today, data has been sourced using oppressive methods that are not only exploitative of communities and staff of color — but are often used to support racist policies. This list provides resources for integrating equity into evaluation approaches of policies and programs, and learning from existing evaluation frameworks of diversity initiatives.

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?

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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