Amicus Brief for Mount Holly v. Mount Holly Gardens Citizens in Action, Inc.
October 30, 2013This nation’s commitment to fair housing and integrated living patterns is in peril in a critical case reviewed by the United States Supreme Court this term. The Civil Rights Act of 1968, known as the Fair Housing Act, was enacted...
Seeking Belongingness: Examining Equity, Capability, and Opportunity through Existing Index Schemes.
Summer 2013 Research Fellow Erik Lampmann recently finished a report for the Haas Institute entitled "Seeking Belongingness: Examining Equity, Capability, and Opportunity through Existing Index Schemes." In his report, Lampmann critically analyzes...
Deepening Our Understanding of Structural Marginalization
Director and Professor john a. powell published an article for the September/October 2013 issue of Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC), entitled "Deepening Our Understanding of Structural Marginalization." Download the article: Sept-Oct...
Closing the Achievement Gap: Looking at No Child Left Behind and the Future of the Waiver Program
This report examines the various state-by-state waivers under No Child Left Behind and the potential for reducing the achievement gap.Download NCLB Report
Constitutionalism and the Extreme Poor: Neo-Dred Scott and the Contemporary “Discrete and Insular Minorities”
The circle of human concern is represented institutionally primarily through public space, yet we are in an era in which the public is increasingly suspect and efforts to privatize both government authority and property and to delegate public functions are expanding rapidly.
Examining the Impact of Hurricane Sandy on Marginalized Populations
The disproportionate impact and devastating flooding and loss of life that followed Hurricane Katrina vividly illustrated this pattern. Evacuation plans premised on car ownership failed to account for families who could not rely on that mode of transportation. Far too often, these communities lack the resources to rebuild and recover as quickly as well‐insured and wealthier neighborhoods.
Poverty and Race Research Action Council Newsletter
john powell had left his long-time position as Executive Director of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity at The Ohio State University to head the new Haas Institute for an Equitable Society (formerly the Haas Diversity Research Center) at the University of California, Berkeley. P&R editor Chester Hartman was in the Bay Area in April and took the opportunity to interview john about his new work—what follows is a summary of his responses.
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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