Brief Confronting Structural Racism in Research and Policy Analysis
Charting a Course for Policy Research Institutions
Steven Brown, Kilolo Kijakazi, Charmaine Runes, Margery Austin Turner
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In November 2018, the Urban Institute hosted a roundtable discussion with 23 organizations representing policy research, academia, and philanthropy to share approaches, insights, and lessons from our respective efforts to confront structural racism in our research and policy analysis. This brief discusses the rationale for these efforts at implementing institutional change; the range of challenges and constraints facing different types of research organizations; and our experience to date with specific tools and strategies. We aim to advance understanding of and attention to structural racism in the work of our own institution and in the larger field of policy research.

Research Areas Nonprofits and philanthropy Race and equity
Tags Racial and ethnic disparities Foundations and philanthropy Inequality and mobility Structural racism in research, data, and technology