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

Poverty & Race Journal

Implicit Bias Insights as Preconditions to Structural Change

Introduction Although humans believe we can “control” our behavior, scientists report that we have conscious access to only 2% of our brains’ emotional and cognitive process. Ninety-eight percent of the human brain works without active thinking. This indicates that there is an inconsistency between our conscious attitudes and our behaviors. How can these scientific lessons…

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Journal of Latinos and Education

Intersectionality in the field of education: A critical look at race, gender, treatment, pay, and leadership

Introduction Macias and Stephens use an intersectional lens to examine the role of race and gender in the treatment, pay, and leadership in education. Intersectionality, a term initially coined by professor Kimberlé Crenshaw, allows for analysis of the compounding, overlapping power structures that disenfranchise women of color. The authors found that women of color, particularly…

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Journal of Black Sexuality and Relationships

Bullied Out of Positions: Black Women’s Complex Intersectionality, Workplace Bullying, and Resulting Career Disruption

Living at the intersection of multiple systems of oppression makes Black women disproportionately vulnerable to workplace bullying in higher education. Introduction The article examines the impact of workplace bullying’ on the self-determination and career advancement of marginalized populations in education. Workplace bullying refers to persistent patterns of harmful, targeted mistreatment by individuals from the dominant…

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Sociology Compass

Race for Cures: Rethinking the Racial Logics of ‘Trust’ in Biomedicine

Introduction African-Americans have historically been subjected to experimental medical research while simultaneously denied access to various healthcare services. Since the enactment of legislation requiring that experimental medical research maintain a racially diverse population, researchers have found it difficult to meet those statutory requirements. Many researchers believe that the reluctance of African-Americans to enroll in experimental…

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