The Harvard Kennedy School Anti-Racist Policy Journal (ARPJ) is the first of its kind across policy schools. It explores the intersection of anti-racism and policy, the history of race and colonialism (and their impacts on modern policymaking), visions for a just and equitable future, and commentary, analysis, and perspective from thought leaders and subject matter experts.

Why do we exist?

The Anti-Racism Policy Journal (ARPJ) exists because stories of the marginalized, the colonized, the lower caste, and the imprisoned have been ignored for far too long. This journal hopes to push the Harvard community into antiracist conversations as an academic institution, policy school, and thought leader in the world. Open to the whole Harvard community, and beyond, we exist as a space to discuss and explore antiracist policy throughout the world.

What do we do?

We are a scholarly space where people are invited to learn about, contribute to, and catalyze the antiracist policy movement. We organize editions, panels, and other activities and events centered around Anti-Racist policy.

What is anti-racism? 

Anti-Racism is defined as the work of actively opposing racism by advocating for changes in political, economic, and social life. Anti-racism encompasses a range of ideas and political actions which are meant to counter racial prejudice, systemic racism, and the oppression of specific racial groups. 

What is an anti-racist framework?

An anti-racist framework is one where an equity-centered design is considered in the structures of the systems we operate within.

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