About

The Harvard Kennedy School Anti-Racist Policy Journal is the first of its kind across policy schools, and it will explore 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 those 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 can learn about, contribute to, and catalyze the antiracist policy movement. We organize editions, book clubs and other such activities around Anti-Racist policy. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or someone just beginning to explore antiracism, we want to connect with you.

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 tends to be an individualized approach and set up in opposition to individual racist behaviors and impacts.

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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