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Institutional Change and Accountability

Combating structural racism requires an organizational approach and institutional policy lens. How are organizations defining racial equity or antiracism in their sectors? What exemplary successes and challenges exist in these thematic areas?

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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Journal of School Leadership

I’m Every Woman: Advancing the Intersectional Leadership of Black Women School Leaders as Anti-Racist Praxis

Introduction Black women have faced unique challenges in educational leadership due to systemic racism and sexism; their roles and contributions in this space have often been minimized and overlooked for decades. This paper illuminates the leadership roles of Black women in educational settings by focusing on the historical actions of Black educational leaders, their epistemological…

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Learning Communities Research and Practice

Learning Communities: Opportunities for the Retention of Faculty of Color

Introduction Only 20% of full-time faculty in American higher education are faculty of color (FOC). Given the growing population of underrepresented minority (URM students), the slow growth of full-time faculty of color in academia is a concern. However, when faculty of color are hired, they often find themselves acquiring additional responsibilities, such as serving as…

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Education Administration Quarterly

Hearts and Minds First: Institutional Logics in Pursuit of Educational Equity

Introduction Recognition of educational inequities based on race, class, and gender by educators is growing in the United States. However, there is a lack of leadership capacity to meet these large reform goals. The authors of this article argue that efforts to improve educational equity in schools require an understanding of leadership as an ‘organizational…

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Anti-Racist Change: A Conceptual Framework for Educational Institutions to Take Systemic Action

An actionable conceptual framework embedding antiracist institutional changes in education. Introduction:  As a result of the authors’ perception that educational institutions’ current efforts to promote racial justice are simply platitudes, the authors use this study to advocate for organizational changes within educational institutions to promote racial equity. The authors note that shifting individual behaviors does…

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SAGE Open

Does Culturally Relevant Teaching Work? An Examination From Student Perspectives

DEFINITIONS Introduction Education scholars propose that culturally relevant teaching is beneficial to student learning and development. Academic research has shown that students have better academic outcomes and are more engaged in their communities when teachers incorporate race and social justice concepts into their curricula. The research that provided the groundwork for these findings regarding culturally…

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International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

Accepting educational responsibility for whiteness in academic advising: moving towards anti-racist advising practices

Introduction As a front-line resource for students, academic advising plays an essential role in student success at universities and can be a determinant of success at the beginning of a student’s career. This study investigates whiteness (in the form of ideologies, behaviors, attitudes, and attributes) as a pervasive presence in academic advising that deeply disadvantages…

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Teaching in Higher Education

Struggling for the anti-racist university: learning from an institution-wide response to curriculum decolonisation

Introduction In the enduring struggle to build ‘the antiracist university,’ scholars explore why this struggle to produce meaningful structural change in academia persists – and how we might imagine a path forward. In this article, Richard Hall et al. describe the long and strenuous history of university decolonization processes, which have aimed to disentangle institutional…

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Revista de Turismo Contemporâneo / Journal of Contemporary Tourism

Afroempreendedorismo no turismo, desigualdade racial e fortalecimento da identidade negra / Afro-entrepreneurship in tourism, racial inequality and strengthening of Black identity

Introduction Afro-entrepreneurship is a growing field of practice and focus of research. Yet, researchers themselves vary on their perspectives of this term, and its related meaning to Black-owned companies or Black entrepreneurship. Dr. Natália Araújo de Oliveira, the author of the article, frames the discussion of these topics around the business engagement in Brazil with…

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Public Personnel Management

Is Diversity Management Sufficient? Organizational Inclusion to Further Performance

Introduction In recent years, public organizations in the United States have increasingly recognized the importance of hiring a diverse workforce that reflects the demographics of the country. Along with this trend, these organizations have also focused  on diversity management policies, which include flexible work options, mentoring for individuals from underrepresented populations, and regulations that promote…

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