Unintended racial prejudices are deeply rooted in all U.S. institutions. Use this questionnaire to find out if they are part of your organization. The questions use a racial lens to size up staffing and operational aspects. The assessment then offers additional tools and next steps based on how the organization scores. This tool is part of a Race Matters toolkit. For more information visit the Race Matters Institute website.
Even if unintended, racial bias is still part of an underlying culture of inequality that must be addressed.
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This questionnaire should raise organizational awareness, start focused conversations, contribute to the development of equity action plans and let you begin to track organizational change toward racial equality.
Make an emphasis on racially equitable results explicit in your unit’s/organization’s mission statement, and evaluate performance with this emphasis as a criterion.