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The objective of this portal is to curate, evaluate, and summarize existing research and publications in areas of organizational policy and practice as they relate to racism, racial equity, and antiracism.

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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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Journal of Business Ethics

Diversity Management Efforts as an Ethical Responsibility: How Employees’ Perceptions of an Organizational Integration and Learning Approach to Diversity Affect Employee Behavior

This authors examine how employees’ views on an organization’s ethical approach to diversity influence their behavior and their perceptions of their ethical virtue. Introduction In the past, organizations often prioritized diversity as a result of legal implications or due to perceived business advantages. Recently, there has been a shift. Now, organizations increasingly view diversity through…

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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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