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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Racial Equity

Racial Equity

What is racial equity? 

Racial equity is a process of eliminating racial disparities and improving outcomes for everyone. It is the intentional and continual practice of changing policies, practices, systems, and structures by prioritizing measurable change in the lives of people of color. (from

Racial Equity Articles & Resources

Baker, S. L. et al. (2021) Expanding the Reach of an Evidence-Based, System-Level, Racial Equity Intervention: Translating ACCURE to the Maternal Healthcare and Education Systems. Frontiers in public health. [Online] 9664709–664709.

Ching, C. D. & Roberts, M. T. (2021) Crafting a racial equity practice in college math education. Journal of diversity in higher education. [Online]

Colbert, K. (2016) Where discipline and racial equity intersect. The Education digest. 82 (2), 13. 

Denson, N., Szelényi, K., & Bresonis, K. (2018). Correlates of Work-Life Balance for Faculty across Racial/Ethnic Groups. Research in Higher Education, 59(2), 226–247.

Museus, S. D. et al. (2015) Racism and Racial Equity in Higher Education. ASHE higher education report. [Online] 42 (1), 1–112.

Samuels, A. J. et al. (2019) Champions of Equity: Fostering Civic Education to Challenge Silence, Racial Inequity, and Injustice. Multicultural perspectives (Mahwah, N.J.). [Online] 21 (2), 78–84.

Samuels, C. A. (2020) 6 Ways District Leaders Can Build Racial Equity: Education Week spoke to chief equity officers and superintendents for ideas on promoting more equitable education practices in school districts. Here’s what they shared. Education Week. 39 (37), 14. 

Whitney, R. & Collins, J. D. (2021) Advancing racial equity in leadership education: Centering marginalized institutional contexts. New directions for student leadership. [Online] 2021 (171), 7–13.

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