International Journal of Social Policy & Education

ISSN 2689-4998 (print), 2689-5013 (online)

DOI: 10.61494/ijspe

Antiracist Practices within Nonprofit Organizations Serving African American Clients

Allen Eugene Lipscomb, Psy.D, LCSW & Rachael Montgomery


This study surveyed (n = 23) individuals representing various nonprofit organizations in the Los Angeles County to explore antiracist practices being implemented among organizations serving the African American community. Utilizing qualitative phenomenological methodology, the aim of this study was to explore the current efforts to implement antiracist practices within the organization; and identify both gaps and best practices in implementing antiracist practices in nonprofit organizations and foundations. The results indicated that while majority of the organizations who participated in this study have made some sort of a concerted effort to address racism; based on the results from this study direct service providers are seeing a need to continue the discussion and conversations to actively engage in antiracist work at the organizational level.