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The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society is now the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley. Find out more.
Blueprint for Belonging Papers
Significant resources are invested (primarily by a few elites) into shaping how our society interprets our social, political, and economic realities through the use of narratives and metaphors. These connected and strategic groups do this with the intent to build support and power behind particular political agendas and to influence how we view ourselves now, and shape who we will become as a society. Too often, the broader public and marginalized communities do not have access to research and analysis that helps us understand the power of these narratives, and construct new narratives that better reflect shared values of equity and inclusion. These papers offer critical analysis and proposals for pathways forward toward building a more fair and inclusive society.