What We Do
Celebrating 5 Years of Research and Mentoring.
The Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality (The Network) is a consortium of scholars engaged in interdisciplinary inquiry on disparities between racial and ethnic groups in a comparative, cross-national context.
The Network’s researchers examine the social structures and policies that have produced group-based disparities in wealth, income, employment, education, politics, health (both physical and mental), in addition to analyzing the transmission of advantage or disadvantage across generations.
Key research areas include the phenomenon of colorism, a form of racism that involves prejudicial responses to an individuals’ skin shade (or other phenotypical attributes) and patterns of internal segregation within schools consequent upon racialized tracking.