Video: Stephen Menendian presentation at the California League of Cities
Assistant Director Stephen Menendian presented the Institute's research on racial demographic change and land use in the San Francisco Bay Area for the North Bay Division of the California League of Cities.
Consequences of Islamophobia on Civil Liberties and Rights in the United States
This report was submitted on October 1, 2019 to the United Nations Human Rights Council in regards to the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United States of America, 36th Session.
Video: Berkeley Conversation: Trumpism and its Discontents
Influential UC Berkeley scholars dive into a deep and crucial examination of the political conditions that led to the rise of Donald Trump and the consequences of his presidency on US society and the world.
Blog: A solution to Africa's food insecurity
Any serious attempt to tackle many of Africa’s interlocking socio-political and economic challenges, such as food insecurity, must accept that Africa’s “problems” are global as much as they are local.
Asians must be a part of our story, too
Like many of you, I was deeply disturbed by the increase in violent attacks targeting Asians and Asian Americans at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic last year. We must visibly and consistently condemn this violence because of our shared humanity and concern for each other.
Uprooting Authoritarianism
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.
Interfaith Leadership Council: Divine Belonging in a Divided World
On February 22, Dr. powell gave a keynote talk at the Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit.
Stephen Menendian presents at the 2021 MLI Symposium Housing and Land Use Equity
On March 5th, 2021, Assistant Director Stephen Menendian presented on the topic of structural racism and its expressions in the San Francisco Bay Area for the Berkeley Law school's Municipal Law Institute's 2021 symposium "Converging Emergencies."
Podcast: The economic case for a $15 minimum wage
In this episode of Who Belongs? we look at the impacts of minimum wage increases with Michael Reich, a Professor of Economics and Chair of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at UC Berkeley.
Video: Infecting the COVID-19 Response and Corrupting Democracy
How has the far-right used the pandemic to exacerbate racial othering and undermine democracy? What strategies can racial justice organizers use to build power and counter right-wing narratives? A panel of experts weighs in.
Blog: On Texas, the climate crisis, and a just transition to renewable energy
What’s behind the climate crisis in Texas is what’s behind the crisis more globally: corporate management fixated on extracting short-term profits, resistance to shifting to renewable energy, and disregard for communities.
Poll: Anti-maskers small minority of Inland Empire voters
Greater than 4 in 5 Inland Empire voters support requiring people to wear face coverings or masks inside public spaces, and 86 percent consider it important that local public officials wear masks, a new poll of California voters finds.
Video: MENA and US Perspectives on Racialization
This event was organized by the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University as part of its MENA Conversations series.
Video: Equal Protection’s Grand Promise and Betrayals
Dr. powell was among four panelists in UNC School of Law’s Center for Civil Rights symposium speaking on equal protection jurisprudence from Reconstruction, Brown v. Board of Education, and beyond.
Video: Land Use Policy and Structural Racism
On February 18, 2021, Assistant Director Stephen Menendian presented the Institute's latest research findings on the exclusionary effects of restrictive zoning, a summary of prior research, and it's relationship to structural racism to the Sacramento Council of Governments.

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

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