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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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American Journal of Evaluation

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…

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American Educational Research Journal

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…

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Center for Employment Equity

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…

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The Journal Of Higher Education

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…

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Community Mental Health Journal

The Self‑assessment for Modification of Anti‑Racism Tool (SMART): Addressing Structural Racism in Community Behavioral Health

Introduction Since the tragic murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many healthcare organizations have created initiatives to promote anti-racism; these initiatives have ranged from organizational anti-racism statements to Black Lives Matters lanyards to the development of numerous anti-racism taskforces. In this research article, the authors seek to move beyond these more symbolic forms of…

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Implementation Research and Practice

Application of an antiracism lens in the field of implementation science (IS): Recommendations for reframing implementation research with a focus on justice and racial equity

Introduction Over the last several years, the field of implementation science (IS) has become an increasingly popular framework for policymakers to translate evidence-based interventions (EBIs) into routine, real-world practices. IS is most salient in health settings, as it is primarily used with the objective of improving the quality and effectiveness of healthcare services. Despite the…

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Journal of Diversity in Higher Education

Organizational Change and the Chief Diversity Officer: A Case Study of Institutionalizing a Diversity Plan

Introduction The benefits of diversity in educational environments are well documented – diversity in the classroom helps to prepare students to live in a global world, enhance civic engagement, and reduce racism. On the other hand, there has been little research conducted on how educational institutions can achieve such diversity. Specifically, the impact of diversity…

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Journal of Organizational Behavior Management

Encouraging Multiculturalism and Diversity within Organizational Behavior Management

In order for the field of Organizational Behavior Management to help lead on racial equity change, it must first prioritize becoming more racially inclusive and equitable itself. Introduction With the growing prominence of the Black Lives Matter Movement, many organizations, no matter the type, have increased their commitments to racial equity in the last several…

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American Sociological Review

A Theory of Racialized Organizations

Introduction This study marries racial and organizational theory to better understand how racialized organizations limit personal agency of racially minoritized groups.  Under a new theory of racialized organizations, the study tackles how organizations themselves reproduce racialized structures and patterns independent of conscious coordination of individuals. This new theory illuminates trends in resource allocation, depicts the…

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