The Antiracist Research & Policy Center
Antiracist Research and Policy Center Director Ibram X. Kendi (right) with Audrey Cheng (center left), and the descendants of Frederick Douglass, Nettie Washington Douglass (left) and Ken Morris at the Frederick Douglass 200 Gala.
The mission of the Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University is to produce rigorous and accessible research that can support the innovation and enactment of antiracist public policies at the local, state, and national level.
Our vision is to build Research & Policy (R&P) Teams composed of scholars, policy experts, journalists, and advocates who also serve as residential fellows at American University. Each R&P Team addresses a major racial injustice by investigating racial inequities and the racist policies behind those inequities in order to develop, disseminate, and implement research-based policy correctives. Beyond our R&P Teams, we organize projects and initiatives that bring an antiracist awareness to the general population.