Center for Racial Justice

Advancing racial equity and cultivating a diverse community of changemakers
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Racial justice is the systematic fair treatment of people, regardless of racial background, that results in equitable opportunities and outcomes for everyone.We seek a world in which people are able to achieve their full potential in life, regardless of race, ethnicity, or the communities in which they live. At the Center for Racial Justice, we seek to explore, analyze, and understand how public policies have undermined or advanced the goal of racial equity, illuminating evidence-based solutions and supporting the changemakers who advocate for sound, just, and fair public policies day in and day out.

The Center for Racial Justice is housed in the Ford School, but it belongs to the entire U of M community. We all have a role to play in constructively shaping it so that it can be a model of rigorous, respectful, and evidence-based dialogue. Planning is also underway for a future Global Racial Foundations of Public Policy series that will explore the relationships between race and public policy from an international perspective.

Through our visiting fellows program, our events, and the resources we offer, the Center for Racial Justice is a space for all who seek to make positive and lasting change in our shared society toward just futures for all. Learn more about us.

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Dominique Adams-Santos

Associate Director, Center for Racial Justice; Special Assistant to the Associate Dean, Ford School; Anti-Racism Collaborative Postdoctoral Fellow, National Center for Institutional Diversity

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