Holistic Admissions Policy Critical to Achieve Equal Opportunity for Students, Say 35 Prominent Social Scientists in Brief with U.S. Supreme Court
Amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin says UT admissions policy must be allowed to consider race in order to promote equal educational opportunity for all studentsOAKLAND, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2015) – The holistic admissions policy at...
National Groups Join Forces to Center Racial Equity in Government
Today, Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) and Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society (Haas Institute), two national organizations focusing on racial equity and inclusion, announced the Government Alliance on Race & Equity (GARE) as a joint project.
Mourning the Loss of Artist Lynn Manning
Berkeley, CA: The Haas Institute mourns the loss of Lynn Manning, an award-winning poet, playwright, and actor. Lynn passed away in Los Angeles on August 3 at age 60.We were honored to host Lynn at our 2015 Othering & Belonging conference in April...
The Haas Institute Celebrates Another Crucial Victory in Fair Housing Enforcement
JULY 27, 2015: The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society applauds the Obama Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ongoing efforts in dismantling segregation in communities nationwide. Through a new rule...
Historic Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage
The decision last Friday by the Supreme Court granting the right to marry for same-sex couples throughout the nation is a historical moment and one that we at the Haas Institute not only applaud, but deeply celebrate. Extending the right to marry...
Haas Institute Brief Cited in Major Win in Supreme Court Fair Housing
Supreme Court Decision on Upholding Tool for Fighting Housing Discrimination Is Crucial Civil Rights VictorySupreme Court Opinion Cites Haas Institute Amicus Brief in Major Win for Fair Housing-----JUNE 25, 2015, BERKELEY, CA: The Haas Institute for...
Amicus Brief in Support of Inclusionary Zoning in San Jose
Brief Filed in California Supreme Court to Protect Inclusionary Zoning LawsApril, 2014: The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at University of California, Berkeley was a key contributor to an amicus (friend of the court) brief filed in...
Haas Institute files joint brief in Fisher v. Texas
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, the Equal Justice Society, and the law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati have jointly filed a brief in the United States Supreme Court asking the Court to uphold the University of Texas’ race-conscious admissions policy.

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