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.
This article argues that any analysis that neglects the impact of dominance as a legitimizing characteristic of in-group formation and identity construction based on dominant in-group membership will fall short of understanding the surge of authoritarianism.
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.
Click to download a PDF of this report. At the age of twenty-six, Alec Smith slipped into a diabetic coma and died, just one month after aging out of his mother’s insurance and learning his insulin and related supplies would cost $1,300 per month out...
As the world bids farewell to perhaps the most polarizing and bizarre presidency in modern US history, the new book, "Trumpism and its Discontents," produced by the Othering & Belonging Institute and published by the Institute of Governmental Studies, offers a deep and crucial examination of how we got here.
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.
The Puerto Rico Department of Education has closed nearly half of the public schools in Puerto Rico since 2007. The impact on students, families, and surrounding neighborhoods is profound, yet it has largely been regarded as collateral damage of a necessary restructuring.
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...
Our animated explainer videos break down some of the key principles that guide our work at the Othering & Belonging Institute. Follow the links below to view the videos, to read transcripts of the audio, and to learn more about each concept.
November 5, 2021, 2pm - 3:30pm PT / 5pm - 6:30pm ET