Structural Racism and Disparate Impacts in the United States
The report was submitted on April 26, 2019 to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
Racial Equity in Service to Collective Impact and Movement Building
By Judia Holton, Emelia Cowans-Taylor, Erin Byrd, Roxane Richir, and Ivanna Gonzalez (Blueprint NC)In 2006, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a Winston-Salem based philanthropic organization, called on several civic engagement and advocacy groups to have...
Grow Your Vote
Download this report here.View the Cultural Strategy Ambassadors video by Barni Qaasim here.In the 2018 midterm elections, narratives of inclusion and exclusion went to battle. In the preceding years, politicians trumpeted bold and explicit politics...
Little Haiti is Fighting Climate Change
When most people in Florida close their eyes and think of the places most affected by climate change, overwhelmingly, the image drawn in their mind’s eye is one of a beach. One can hardly expect otherwise given the treatment mass media gives the...
When Boom Goes Bust
By Bob FulkersonThe Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN) is a permanent, statewide progressive coalition founded in 1994 by 12 member groups including the Nevada AFL-CIO, Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, Nevada Women’s Lobby, and the...
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area
Given the seriousness of the problem of racial segregation as a cause of racial inequality and the complexities in understanding the nature of this problem, the Institute launched a series of briefs that will attempt to illuminate these patterns and demystify the reality of segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 2
This report is focused on racial demographics rather than racial segregation
Legalizing Xenophobia and Islamophobia in the United States
Click to download a PDF of this report. The report was submitted January 15, 2019 to the UN Human Rights Committee List of Issues Prior to Reporting on the 5th Periodic Review of the United States Government regarding the International Covenant on...
Water Equity and Security in Detroit's Water and Sewer District
Ensuring access to drinking water and wastewater service is a nationwide policy challenge. Across the United States access is increasingly insecure for many people and places. In this report we comply with scholarship and legal precedent that defines access to include access to residential in-home service, quality service that serves environmental and personal health, and affordable service.
2018 Inclusiveness Index
Issues of sexual violence against women, access to water, and the continuing refugee and migrant crises were among the most pressing challenges facing the world in 2018. The varied responses to these challenges by state bodies—both domestically and...
2018 Inclusiveness Index Spotlights #MeToo, Water Access, and Refugees
BERKELEY, CA: Issues of sexual violence against women, access to water, and the continuing refugee and migrant crises were among the most pressing challenges facing the world in 2018. The varied responses to these challenges by state bodies—both...
Racial Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area, Part 1
IntroductionThe authors would like to acknowledge Phuong Tseng and Arthur Gailes for their assistance in the development of this brief, and the following people for their feedback and insights: Eli Moore, Nicole Montojo, Richard Rothstein, Na’ilah...
The Era of Corporate Consolidation and the End of Competition
IntroductionIN THE PAST TWO YEARS ALONE, three major corporate mergers have begun to reshape what was an already concentrated international market for agricultural chemicals, seeds, and fertilizers. If the mergers gain approval from their relevant...
Religious Diversity in America
It is the task of this brief to rethink the question of American pluralism, indicating the historical moments when diversity came into question, but also to highlight the strategies of managing diversity.
The Sick Side of Town
This policy brief reviews recent scholarship from members of the Diversity and Health Disparities cluster and offers important insights to meet the intertwined challenges of neighborhood inequalities and racial health disparities.

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

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