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In recent decades, companies big and small have sought out implicit bias training for their employees as a vehicle to tackle discrimination and bolster equity in the workplace. What is implicit bias? And what difference can training make?

Implicit bias training, explained

In recent decades, companies big and small have sought out implicit bias training for their employees as a vehicle to tackle discrimination and bolster equity in the workplace. What is implicit bias? And what difference can training make?

I’m starting a DEI initiative…now what?

Launching a racial equity or DEI initiative can be challenging, laborious, and at times, overwhelming. A good first step is to learn from others. This body of research highlights successes of existing initiatives, pointing out what works in early stages of implementation as well as what challenges might emerge in the months that follow.

Evaluating diversity programs for effectiveness

Too often for people of color, the field of evaluation does more harm than good. Historically and today, data has been sourced using oppressive methods that are not only exploitative of communities and staff of color — but are often used to support racist policies. This list provides resources for integrating equity into evaluation approaches of policies and programs, and learning from existing evaluation frameworks of diversity initiatives.

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?

Four ways to decolonize and build antiracist universities

This article presents four strategies found to be effective in the field of research on educational equity. While this list is not exhaustive, it provides an overview of key issues and strategies gleaned from articles in the Race, Research, and Policy Portal (RRAPP).