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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What’s Race Got to Do With It? Equity and Philanthropic Evaluation Practice
Introduction This study examines a recent upward trend in the number of foundations embracing racial equity as a core value. It identifies philanthropic evaluation, a practice that has yet to embrace this core value. The author, Jara Dean-Coffey, explores how race and racism have affected philanthropic evaluation practices and contends that these practices may inadvertently…Read More
Moving Beyond A Culture of Niceness in Faculty Hiring to Advance Racial Equity
Introduction Many White-serving educational institutions focus on colorblind or race neutral policies to advance racial equity in faculty hiring. This approach has led to inequitable hiring practices and a lack of racially minoritized faculty. This study aims to interrogate how professors can rethink their organizational culture to advance racial equity in the hiring process. The…Read More
Is Tech Sector Diversity Improving?
Introduction The study explores disparate diversity trends in the American Tech industry. While the industry boasts some of the highest paying salaries across the country’s economic sectors, the highest paying occupations are not equally distributed across demographic attributes. When isolating gender and ethnicity, analyses show disparate employment trends in executive, managerial, and professional levels in…Read More
By Lack of Reciprocity: Positioning Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the Organizational Field of Higher Education
Introduction In this study, the authors highlight the ways in which Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) have been marginalized by Historically White Institutions (HWI) through social closure (systemic exclusion) and lack of reciprocity (lack of mutual recognition). The authors demonstrate how the academic legitimacy of HCBUs has been systematically withheld by HWIs through the lack of…Read More