Expanding the Circle of Human Concern
This report illustrates examples of the work accomplished at our Institute over the first seven years since its inception in 2012. It is not meant to be comprehensive, but instead showcases projects that illustrate the way we approach our work as...
The Road Not Taken
This report memorializes key findings of the conference, focusing on two issues that the Kerner Commission addressed—policing and housing—to gauge what progress we have made toward advancing the recommendations made by the Commission and to examine where we have fallen short.
Uprising 2020
We're living through multiple, overlapping crises that finally erupted into nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd. The warning signs have been flashing for decades about what racism, segregation, and inequality would do to our country.
Taking Count
For more information on this project and to download a PDF of this report visit Tipping Point's website. And visit this page for a video recording of an online event announcing this report.What is Taking Count?Tipping Point Community partnered with...
Toward the Abolition of Biological Race in Medicine
The use of biological race in medicine is an unchallenged, outdated norm throughout clinical education, research, and practice.
Will Corporations Pay their Share?
Public opinion polling shows that the idea that corporations and the wealthy are not paying their fair share of taxes has gained wide currency in the United States.
Stabilizing Shelter
How the nation responds to Covid-19 and its myriad repercussions will likely have effects that last for decades to come. The unprecedented pausing of our economy and government-imposed shelter-in-place orders require that millions of Americans forgo their incomes, generating a crisis for millions of people as bills, rent, and mortgage payments come due.
Civic Engagement for Empowerment and Belonging
Throughout 2019, the Othering & Belonging Institute commissioned papers on the lessons and persistent challenges coming out of the 2018 electoral cycle. This collection of papers brings to bear decades of frontline experience from authors who have...
COVID-19: Mapping vulnerable populations in California
As part of the effort to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable and impacted groups during the ongoing and rapidly developing coronavirus pandemic we've developed a bundle of resources for aid organizations and non-profits.
Manufactured Scarcity and the Inland Southern California Economy
Paper accepted January 2020Download a PDF of this paper here. By Sheheryar Kaoosji and Veronica AlvaradoThe people of Inland Southern California live in the midst of one of the most important and dominating industrial landscapes in the world. The...
2019 Inclusiveness Index
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. In...
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.
Governing Inequities Through Police in the Inland Empire
This paper examines changes in poverty and housing tenure (from homeowner to renter) across IE cities and places as well as the responses of municipalities to these changes.
Warehouse Employment as a Driver of Inequality in the Inland Empire: The Experiences of Young Amazon Warehouse Workers
Paper accepted December 2019Download a PDF of this paper here. By Ellen Reese and Alexander ScottThe Inland Empire is currently one of the main logistics hubs, and centers of warehouse employment, in the nation. Logistics and warehouse employment in...
Inland Boom and Bust
Paper accepted December 2019Download a PDF of this paper here. By Kfir MordechaySouthern California is one of the fastest-growing population and economic centers on the planet, where the tech industry’s explosive growth has spun off enormous wealth...

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White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality

Join author Sheryll Cashin for a book talk about her recently-released White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality, followed by a conversation with john a.

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