Racial Equity


RAND research has addressed racial equity from several angles. Studies have explored such topics as disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system, unequal economic opportunities and barriers to employment for people of color, the achievement gap between minority and nonminority students, and how differences in access to quality health care can affect individual and community health and well-being.

  • Shearon Roberts at Pardee RAND's Faculty Leaders Program in July 2018, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation


    Pardee RAND's Faculty Leaders Program: Shaping the Future of Public Policy

    Sep 3, 2020

    To be effective, public policy needs to reflect the aspirations, lives, and perspectives of the people it serves. The Pardee RAND Graduate School seeks to build diversity in public policy by engaging faculty leaders from U.S. colleges and universities committed to serving students of color.

  • A woman looks for information on the application for unemployment support at the New Orleans Office of Workforce Development in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 13, 2020, photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters


    Laid Off More, Hired Less: Black Workers in the COVID-19 Recession

    Sep 29, 2020

    As the U.S. economy tries to rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic, companies are adding workers to their teams, yet one group is being picked last: Black workers. Getting back into a job later could do lasting harm to millions of Black Americans' incomes and wealth accumulation for years.

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    Tepring Piquado

    Senior Policy Researcher; Neuroscientist; Professor and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D., M.S. in neuroscience, Brandeis University; B.S. in computer science, Georgetown University

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    Andrea Prado Tuma

    Associate Behavioral and Social Scientist
    Education Ph.D. in human development and social policy, Northwestern University; M.A. in human development and social policy, Northwestern University; B.A. in psychology, Vassar College

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    Sameer M. Siddiqi

    Associate Policy Researcher
    Education Ph.D. in health policy and management, Johns Hopkins University; B.S. in biology, University of Houston

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    Jhacova Williams

    Associate Economist
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Louisiana State University; M.S. in economics, Louisiana State University; M.S. in applied mathematics, University of Maryland-College Park; B.S. in mathematics, Xavier University of Louisiana

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    Malcolm V. Williams

    Senior Policy Researcher; Associate Research Department Director, Behavioral and Policy Sciences Department
    Education Ph.D. in health policy, Harvard University; M.P.P., Georgetown University