The Stanford Center for Racial Justice works to counter racial division and political polarization through rigorous research and thought-provoking conversations that analyze the racial dimensions of some of the most contentious and consequential issues in American society.
Our vision is to build a society not riven by race-related polarization and inequality, one in which people appreciate the far-reaching effects of racism and its intertwining with economic inequality and recognize that overcoming those effects requires the ideas and efforts of people with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and ideologies.
We have developed a distinct model for advancing racial justice:
- We function as a research, writing, and dissemination machine for world changing ideas.
- We develop analyses and curate conversations that dissect some of the most consequential controversies in American society.
- We strive to offer the best and most reliable source of insight for people who want to understand the racial dimensions of the issues that most divide our nation, and especially as those issues intersect with the dynamics of economic inequality.
By rigorously exploring, challenging, and reimagining the intricate ideas behind, solutions to, and complexities of racial inequality, we will transform and redefine not just the research, action, and impact but also the conversations needed to truly advance racial justice in America.
Learn how prominent Stanford alumni are challenging each of us to move America toward greater justice for all by expanding our knowledge, humanizing one another, and becoming advocates in the spaces where we each have influence and persuasion. View our full “Rethinking Race, Dismantling Racism, and Furthering Justice” panel below, featuring:
Cory Booker, ’91, MA ’92: United States Senator, New Jersey
Maureen Keffer, JD ’11: Chief of Civil Rights, Accessibility and Racial Equity, California Department of Social Services
Goodwin Liu, ’91: Associate Justice, California Supreme Court
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