Roots of Structural Racism
Introduction In June of this year, we published the “Roots of Structural Racism” project examining the persistence and harmful effects of racial residential segregation in the United States from a number of angles. We examined trends, ranked cities...
Updating Our Segregation Research for the 2020 Census
As part of our ongoing research into racial residential segregation, we offer two new reports based on the latest demographic data of the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally using the recently-released 2020 Census. We've also significantly revamped our interactive web tool.
The Most Segregated Cities and Neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area
Introduction From 2018 to 2020, we undertook a five-part investigation of racial residential segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area. We studied the nature and extent of racial residential segregation, demographic change, and harmful effects, using...
Video: "The Roots of Structural Racism" Segregation Project Launch Event
On Tuesday, June 22 we hosted a half-day forum with fair housing advocates and leading race and housing scholars from across the United States for the unveiling of "The Roots of Structural Racism.
The Roots of Structural Racism Project
The Roots of Structural Racism Project was unveiled in June 2021 after several years of investigating the persistence of racial residential segregation across the United States.
Decoding Zoning
As part of our racial segregation report series, we mapped exclusionary zoning, analyzed its association with racial segregation in the Bay Area, and offered recommendations for exclusionary zoning reform.
The Most Segregated (and Integrated) Cities in the SF Bay Area
Intra-municipal segregation is more apparent in large cities with racially identifiable areas, like Oakland. But smaller, more racially homogeneous cities, like Lafayette, segregated their residents from people of different races through municipal boundaries and exclusionary policies, resulting in inter-municipal segregation.
Single-Family Zoning in the San Francisco Bay Area
This report describes the characteristics of communities in the San Francisco Bay Area in relation to the degree of restrictive zoning within each jurisdiction.
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 5
This brief, on remedies, solutions, and targets, presents five general policy approaches that can help address the problem of racial residential segregation and help put the Bay Area on a better path forward.
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 4
In this brief we turn to the question of the effects of segregation by illustrating the specific correlations with segregation and a variety of life outcomes in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Video: Lawrence Lanahan in conversation with john a. powell on segregation and fair housing
Baltimore journalist Lawrence Lanahan spoke at UC Berkeley on Monday, October 14 about his new book, The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide.
Roots, Race, & Place
To grasp what it will take to undo racial inequality in housing, we must first understand how it was established and perpetuated. In this newly released report, we trace the roots of the region’s racial exclusion in housing and find that racism reinvents itself, proving to be dynamic, generative, and fluid, yet also remarkably durable and entrenched.
Segregation, aggressive policing remain key barriers to racial equity, new research shows
Despite the warnings of a special Presidential Commission more than 50 years ago, the forces that threatened to create separate and unequal societies along racial lines have become reality despite improvements in economic conditions for some Black Americans, new research from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley shows.
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 3
In this third brief, we shift the discussion to a more technical, but no less important, matter: the measurement of segregation. As we emphasized throughout this series, racial segregation is not the same thing as racial demographics.
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area
Given the seriousness of the problem of racial segregation as a cause of racial inequality and the complexities in understanding the nature of this problem, the Institute launched a series of briefs that will attempt to illuminate these patterns and demystify the reality of segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 2
This report is focused on racial demographics rather than racial segregation
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 1
IntroductionThe authors would like to acknowledge Phuong Tseng and Arthur Gailes for their assistance in the development of this brief, and the following people for their feedback and insights: Eli Moore, Nicole Montojo, Richard Rothstein, Na’ilah...