Bias: what is it and how do we unlearn it?
Bias, prejudice, stereotypes: we all have them. We are all socialized and conditioned within a US culture built on systemic oppression. But, what can we do about our biases? These articles present field-tested solutions that address bias head-on.
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?
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?