Issues of racism, injustice, and inequity plague our nation and our world, but research can help lead to dramatic transformations in health, justice, business and society. IU centers, institutes, and indivdual faculty members are exploring myriad aspects of race, ethnicity, and inequality. Learn more about their work across IU's campuses below.
Leading race and ethnicity research
Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society
The Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at IU Bloomington promotes research on race and ethnicity, bringing together scholars across interdisciplinary units for dialogue and collaboration, and training the next generation of scholars on race and ethnicity.Learn more
Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy
The Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy, a part of the Public Policy Institute in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI, examines systemic issues at the intersection of social policy and equity. Their findings help policymakers, local organizations, and residents make informed decisions in the face of disparities and inequities.
IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center
The Civil Rights Heritage Center at IU South Bend is a meeting space for university and the community, hosting public events on issues and concerns of local and national importance, serving as a community resource for local grassroots activism and as a living museum that simultaneously preserves and honors past struggles for civil rights and social justice in the Northern Indiana region.Learn more
Stories of interest
Enslaved people’s health was ignored from the country’s beginning
Health disparities between Black and white Americans persist in the United States. To fix what is wrong today, we must look at the inequities of the past to understand how racism continues to produce those disparities, and at ways that persistence can be interrupted, says Eric Kyere, IUPUI professor of social work.Learn more
Racial Justice Research Fund advances faculty efforts to fight racial injustice
To broadly address critical racial equity and justice issues, IU’s new Racial Justice Research Fund is providing funding for projects from across IU that address the systemic conditions sustaining racism in our country.