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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Research related to structural and organizational change within institutions and how and what accountability can be implemented in specific settings.Explore Articles
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3 Principles for an Antiracist, Equitable State Response to COVID-19 — and a Stronger Recovery
Introduction From hospitalizations to mortality rates, Black, Latine, and Indigenous populations were disproportionately affected by Covid-19. These disparities reflect several other systemic inequities, such as the racial wealth gap, inadequate access to healthcare, and racial discrimination in the labor market. These inequities are rooted in historical practices and policies that excluded racially minoritized populations, especially…Read More
Black Lives Matter: Moving from passion to action in academic medical institutions
Introduction For Americans, the murder of George Floyd marked 2020 as the year of the “racial awakening” in the United States. Largely led by the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, protests and calls for racial justice spread across the country and inevitably reached medical institutions too. In collaboration with White Coats for Black Lives—a national…Read More
Organizational Change Management for Health Equity: Perspectives from the Disparities Leadership Program
Introduction This study seeks to understand the best ways to address racial and ethnic disparities within healthcare institutions, with a particular focus on organization management. The study draws upon learnings from the Disparities Solution Center at Massachusetts General Hospital and specifically references data produced from the Disparities Leadership Program (DLP) that began in 2007. The…Read More
Cultivating Racial Diversity or Reproducing Whiteness?: A QuantCrit Analysis of School Districts’ Early Principal Hiring Practices
Introduction This study examines early principal hiring practices (EPHPs) and considers how they may disrupt or perpetuate racial inequity and exclusion in principalship. The authors define EPHPs as activities and processes that begin with job descriptions and include recruitment, collecting application materials, candidate screening, and written criteria used during the process. The authors focus particularly…Read More