The Applied Research Center (ARC) is a thirty-year-old, national racial justice organization. ARC envisions a vibrant world in which people of all races create, share and enjoy resources and relationships equitably, unleashing individual potential, embracing collective responsibility and generating global prosperity. We strive to be a leading values-driven social justice enterprise where the culture and commitment created by our multi-racial and diverse staff supports individual and organizational excellence and sustainability.
ARC’s mission is to build awareness, solutions and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information and experiences. We define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equal opportunities and outcomes for all and we work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership development.
Fundamentally, ARC’s work to advance racial justice is embedded in the following core values:
WHAT WE DO
Media: ARC is the publisher of Colorlines.com, an award-winning, daily news site where race matters. Colorlines brings a critical racial lens and analysis to breaking news stories, as well as in-depth investigations. In 2012, Colorlines’ Shattered Families investigation was awarded the Hillman Prize in Web Journalism and Colorlines partnered with The Nation on the Voting Rights Watch series. In addition to promoting racial justice through our own media, ARC staff is sought after as experts on current race issues, with regular media appearances on MSNBC, NPR, and other national and local broadcast, print, and online outlets.
Research: ARC conducts cutting-edge, original research on current racial justice issues. ARC’s research and public policy agenda is built around the concept of “Race and …” – highlighting the intersection and compounding effects of race and key societal issues as demonstrated by our original and follow-up reports on Millennials, Activism, and Race and Good Food, Good Jobs for Al. ARC research also provide insights into the best ways to strengthen social change practice by offering policy solutions that address the ways in which racism interacts with other forms of contemporary oppressions.
Leadership Development: ARC supports activism on complex racial justice issues in several ways, including action mobilization, skill-building and leadership development, organization and alliance building, issue framing and messaging, and advancing solutions. A key example is our Drop the I-Word Campaign, which seeks to eliminate the widespread usage of the inhumane and racially derogatory word “illegal” in reference to immigrants as a way to prevent further punitive and racist public policies. In addition, ARC hosts the Facing Race National Conference, the largest national, multi-racial gathering on racial justice and provides targeted online and offline training and consulting services through our Racial Justice Leadership Action Network.
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"Racial justice is key to a compassionate, inclusive, dynamic society."From "Movement Notes" Blog:
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