Report: Single-family zoning dominates Bay Area housing, presenting barrier to integration
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2020 BERKELEY, CA: Opening up restrictive communities to multiplex housing may be a key strategy to promote racial residential integration in the Bay Area, new research from UC Berkeley's Othering & Belonging...
Study: Inland Empire police budgets swelled to $1 billion annually after Great Recession
New study shows that, following the 2008-2009 foreclosure crisis, Inland Empire police budgets ballooned to a whopping $1 billion annually, with increases unrelated to violent crime rates. Jurupa Valley, with 100,000 residents, tops the list with 37...
California approves latest 'opportunity map' for affordable housing sites
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJUNE 26, 2020BERKELEY, CA: A California state agency has approved for the second consecutive year the use of an opportunity map developed by the Othering & Belonging Institute and partners designed to guide the siting of...
The 2020 uprisings and the Kerner report
The Othering & Belonging Institute on Tuesday re-released a report originally published last year on government failures to address the recommendations of the 1968 Kerner Commission report.
Heat map reveals racial disparities in Covid-19 by state
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2020 BERKELEY, CA: A new interactive “heat map” released Monday shows how different states across the country are experiencing disparities in infection and death rates by race, which may offer clues in how state-level...
2019 Inclusiveness Index Highlights Anti-trans Violence, Fake News, and De-democratization as Key Challenges to Inclusion in US and World
The Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway took the top spots in the 2019 Inclusiveness Index, our annual ranking of global inclusion that classifies 132 countries and all 50 US states according to policies and laws that challenge or promote belonging.
New report calls for international convention to protect climate refugees
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A new report by UC Berkeley’s Othering & Belonging Institute finds that temporary and permanent displacements caused by the climate crisis are increasing, but that no legally binding international mechanisms exist to protect...
UC Berkeley’s Haas Institute changes name to Othering & Belonging Institute
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASENovember 4, 2019BERKELEY, CA: UC Berkeley’s “Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society” on Monday changed its name to the “Othering & Belonging Institute,” allowing the Institute to establish a unique identity at the...
Study finds strong correlations between segregation and life outcomes in SF Bay Area
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 30, 2019 BERKELEY, CA: Residents of highly-segregated Black and Latinx neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area experience vastly poorer life outcomes than residents of white neighborhoods in income, housing equity...
Rights groups applaud SCOTUS ruling blocking citizenship question from 2020 census
A coalition of policy and civil rights organizations extend cautious praise for Thursday’s US Supreme Court ruling blocking the Trump administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 US census as part of the Republican Party’s strategy to diminish the political representation of immigrant communities for its own political gain.
Haas Institute and partners launch new policy fellowship on implicit bias
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 10, 2019BERKELEY, CA: The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and partners are launching a new, two-week fellowship aimed at training policymakers to understand how biases may unwittingly be...
Public health researcher probes why rural southerners die younger
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJune 7, 2019BERKELEY, CA: A UC Berkeley public health scholar and Haas Institute faculty member is playing a key role in a six-year, $21.4 million study probing the causes of the disproportionately poor health outcomes of people...
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.
Bay Area More Segregated Now than in 1970, Interactive Map Reveals
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2019 BERKELEY, CA: The San Francisco Bay Area is more segregated today than it was nearly 50 years ago, according to research published Tuesday by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley which...
New primer: Targeted universalism opens pathways for policy innovation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, May 8, 2019Targeted universalism jettisons a one-size-fits-all policy formula in favor of an approach that is more outcome-oriented and excludes no one.BERKELEY, CA: The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society...

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