The Pervasiveness of Islamophobia in the United States
This report was submitted in July 2022 to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in review of the US government’s compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
United States History: Racial Exclusion & Housing Policy in an 11th grade classroom
What are ways to incorporate histories of racial exclusion in housing into the 11th grade History classroom? This powerpoint gives a brief overview of two units designed for 11th grade U.S. History on the topic of Racial Exclusion & Housing Policy...
Racial Capitalism and Racial Statistics
Using Cedric Robinson’s Black Marxism as a point of departure, this powerpoint explains the concept of racial capitalism which connects racism to financial markets and explains how race and profits are intricately intertwined. Additionally, the...
Glossary of Key Terms - Race & Housing
This glossary contains key terms related to race & housing and is a great document to start with and keep referring back to as you teach about race & housing. Terms featured include: othering, individual racism, institutional racism, structural...
A rebellious brand born in Barcelona sways the weight of language
The seas off the coast of Spain are starting to warm up, and in a day of calm seas, migrants set out to Europe, packed tightly into light boats called ‘cayucos’. It is a difficult trip, but one worth it...
Drivers of Racial Inequality in Housing: 1970s to Present
Redlining and housing discrimination outlawed over half a century ago baked racial disparities into our landscape, but today’s housing policies do little to reverse them, and in many instances continue to reinforce deep patterns of racial segregation...
Roots, Race & Place: Pre-1970 Origins of Racial Exclusion and Dispossession in Bay Area Housing
In order to move forward, we need to understand our past. This powerpoint covers histories of racial exclusion and dispossession in Bay Area housing. It is based on the Othering & Belonging Institute's publication, Roots, Race & Place, and explicates...
Racial Capitalism Unit
Students increasingly know about the history of redlining as a system of racial exclusion. But what role did capitalism play? And is it possible to have capitalism and not have racial exclusion? This four-lesson unit invites students to grapple with...
Motherwork in Sweden's racialized suburbs
In 2015 a group of Swedish-Somali mothers came together to organise as mothers against the deadly violence in their neighbourhood and to promote safety by night patrolling and conducting other community-based activities. The mothers live in one of Sweden’s racialised suburbs...
The Structural Racism Remedies Repository
This a repository of policy-based recommendations for addressing structural and systemic racism or advancing racial equity drawn from a vast array of published material.
The Structural Racism Remedies Project
This essay provides an overview of our open-source, searchable repository of policy-based recommendations for addressing structural and systemic racism or advancing racial equity drawn from a vast array of published material.
Radicalism or pragmatism? A look at another divide in racial justice advocacy
Today we launched the “Structural Racism Remedies Project,” a vast repository of scholarship, advocacy, and policy ideas for interventions to dismantle structural and systemic racism. The policies contained in this repository take many forms and...
Margins in Movement
This report chronicles more than two years of research with the people of the Inland Empire — the two-county region of Southern California often seen as a periphery “at the margins” of Los Angeles. This research seeks to understand prevailing beliefs and narratives across different groups on ideas of community, economic opportunity, government, and more.
Reimagining Revenue Measures by Centering Community Voices
Introduction California’s convoluted system for raising revenue is not transparent, and confusing to the general public. Unless they closely follow wonky budgeting and legislative news, most people typically don’t learn about upcoming revenue...
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...
The debate over ending structural racism
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd last summer, there appeared to be a moment of new consensus – a crystallization in public understanding of the reality of systemic racism and the political will to do something about it.
The Law and Significance of Plessy
The decision in Plessy v. Ferguson looms large in our nation’s historical memory, but it is both more significant than we generally appreciate and less so.
Blog: Moving beyond police reform to addressing structural racism
A global protest movement focused on racial inequality has opened the window of opportunity to address systemic and structural racial inequality, and the aperture seems wider than at any point since perhaps Reconstruction. Already the protest...