The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project uses research to advance antiracism as a core value and institutional norm. IARA aims to move organizations from words to action to accountability by evaluating and disseminating the best evidence for achieving racial equity in the structures, policies, and practices of institutions.
Featured IARA NewsThis summer’s recommended reads from the Institutional Antiracism and Accountability Project includes autobiographies, graphic novels, children’s books, and much more.
Featured IARA workOur Race, Research & Policy Portal (RRAPP) is a free online resource for antiracism. It features research summaries on diversity, racial equity, and organizational change across sectors. Each summary focuses on antiracist solutions, listing clear takeaways in a short format.
RRAPP provides easy and free access to antiracist research. Its purpose is to help changemakers make informed, strategic decision in their organizations’ antiracist transformations.
Because teaching an honest history of the enduring legacy of anti-Black racism in America is foundational to building a more equitable society, now and in the future. Promoting “color blindness” and ignoring race, racism and stereotypes lead to increased prejudice.
What policies and practices truly spark antiracist change in organizations? The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project, situated within the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School, is a team of academics, students, and experts dedicated to answering this question. Through rigorous evaluations of existing and ongoing structural changes, we share what works to create antiracist change in organizations across sectors.
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Black land ownership in the U.S. has dwindled to critically low numbers. In 1910, Black farmers owned more than 16 million acres of agricultural land (about 14%). Today, a staggering […]
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There is a large body of research on how systemic racism drives the social determinants of health in communities of color but much less on how to solve this problem. Supported by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, IARA is studying successful interventions that improve health outcomes and foster an antiracist healthcare system.
IARA works to promote antiracism as an institutional value, where stakeholders turn attention and resources toward developing data-driven solutions when assessing racism’s long-term effect on their institutions.
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In a time filled with challenges to diversity and academic freedom, Black educators find themselves at the forefront of a battle for educational integrity. “We have entered into an entirely […]
In this keynote, Professor Muhammad responds candidly and courageously to this moment in time, weaving together historical evidence and personal testimony to make sense of institutional racism in U.S. universities today.