A 21st Century Movement-Building Challenge
One of the essential elements in the building of a cohesive social movement across communities of color aimed at dismantling structural racism is the formation of a common identity that is a marker for a common worldview and set of politics. Drawing...
Building A Real Sharing Economy
We are in the midst of an unfolding fundamental restructuring of the economy that we still only partially understand. The scale of this restructuring is similar to the industrial revolution, but instead of being centered on the uses of new energy technologies, this revolution is characterized by the development and application of information technologies.
Race-Based but Not Race-Bound
Malcolm X used to say that racism is like a Cadillac because they make a new model every year. When automobile models change, repair manuals have to be updated. Problems in a 2016 Escalade cannot be solved by consulting the manual for a 1965 El...
The Next California
California is America on fast forward. The state’s demographic changes have outpaced and foreshadowed the nation. The shifts in our racial composition between 1980 and 2000 are what the US will experience between 2000 and 2040. Moreover, the state’s...
Mind Sciences and Creating New Narratives
By Rachel D. GodsilHe who defines reality holds power. Cognitive science confirms what every culture in the world has intuitively understood—reality is defined through narrative. Our brains process and remember narratives more powerfully than facts...
California Survey on Othering and Belonging
April 18, 2018Click here to read our Press Release on the results of this surveyIn December 2017, the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley and Latino Decisions fielded a statewide public opinion poll to better understand the...
Housing Policy and Belonging in Richmond
What does it mean to really belong in Richmond? How do our homes shape how we think of who belongs? What solutions and actions are needed to achieve a city where everyone belongs? The stories, poetry, data, images, and policies that make up this...
2017 Inclusiveness Index
The Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway retained the top three spots in the Haas Institute’s 2017 Inclusiveness Index released today, which ranks nations based on their levels of inclusion and group-based marginality. The Index examines inclusivity in...
Haas Institute releases 2017 Inclusiveness Index
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 31, 2017 Haas Institute releases its second annual Inclusiveness Index report. BERKELEY, CA: The Netherlands, Sweden, and Norway retained the top three spots in the Haas Institute’s 2017 Inclusiveness Index released...
What Didn't Happen?
The report, titled “What Didn’t Happen?: Breaking Down the Results of the 2016 Presidential Election,” and authored by Tides Senior Fellow Joshua Clark, uses data from the US Census Bureau, major post-election surveys, and other sources to examine shifts in voting behavior among different demographic groups that led to last year’s major upset.
Post-Election 2016
The Haas Institute's Post-Election 2016 project is a multi-year initiative to study voting trends, civic engagement and disaffection, and structures of democratic inclusion. The research, led by Senior Fellow Josh Clark, looks at the events and...
Executive Summary: Public Health & Wealth in Post-Bankruptcy Detroit
This an executive summary of the report “Public Health and Well-Being in Post-Bankruptcy Detroit,” authored by Suparna Bhaskaran, edited by Wendy Ake, and published by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Download the executive...
Public Health & Wealth in Post-Bankruptcy Detroit
The report reveals that water and sewer infrastructure and housing are key points of intervention to create better health for Detroiters.
Speech & Belonging: A Resource Guide
Last updated 10/04/2017The purpose of this resource guide is to present research-based evidence and perspectives on a range of free speech issues. The Haas Institute supports the protections of freedom of speech and expression. We are unambiguous...
Legalizing Othering
OVERVIEWThis report on the anti-Sharia movement in the United States addresses the legalized othering of Muslim communities across the nation through anti-Muslim legislation and bills between the years 2000 and 2016. Within the broader context of...

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