Thompson v. HUD and Fair Housing in Baltimore
Prof. john powell was the lead expert witness in one of the largest public housing lawsuits in the last thirty years. As of Monday, HUD settled with the plaintiffs, and the settlement specifies the opportunity framework and analysis advocated by Prof...
Meet the Haas Diversity Research Center's Na'ilah Suad Nasir — Advancing Equity in Education
January 2011Associate Professor Na'ilah Suad Nasir is a new bright light on UC Berkeley's faculty — leading research and teaching in educational equity — but she is no stranger to Cal.Nasir was a UC Berkeley undergraduate in the early 1990s, double...
Haas Diversity Research Center: Janelle Scott Investigates Educational Disparities
September 2010Janelle Scott was teaching at New York University two years ago when she saw an announcement for her dream job, a post at UC Berkeley devoted to educational disparities. “It was one of the rare times when you see a job listing that...
Hero stimulates thinking on diversity and democracy
December 2011Political Science professor Rodney Hero was in his early teens when he was shaken by news of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination on the campaign trail.“I would watch the nightly news casts about it — I didn’t know many people my age who...
Structural Racialization, Implicit Bias, and Racial Equity
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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.
Video: Leading Towards Equity - Targeted Universalism: john a. powell
At a 2012 speaking engagement with the Oakland Unified School District, titled “Leading Towards Equity - Targeted Universalism,” john a. powell delves into the concept of targeted universalism and its importance. powell discusses why universal and...
Professor john a. powell Lecture on April 30th, 2012
On April 30, 2012, john a. powell gave a lecture on “Implicit Bias, Structural Marginalization, and Targeted Universalism” at The Denver Foundation. powell elucidated the differences between the conscious and unconscious minds; discussed the concepts...
Video: Clinton School Lecture Series presents... john a. powell
On March 30, 2012, john a. powell gave a lecture at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, as the Scholar in Residence in the area of race and equity. powell presented on targeted universalism as a programmatic and communication...
Video: Interview with Prof. john a. powell on Housing & Credit Inequality
On November 11, 2011, john a. powell was interviewed by New Economic Perspectives at the University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law about the financial crisis, America’s dual credit system, and the Occupy Wall Street movement. powell...
Video: Professor john a. powell At Fair Economy Summit
On September 10, 2011, at the Fair Economy Summit in Minneapolis, john a. powell addressed the problem of the concentration of power and wealth in corporate America. powell provided an overview of the coinciding history of the Gilded Age, Lochner era...
Apply to our 2021 Summer Fellowship!
The Othering & Belonging Institute Summer Fellowship is a paid research experience for individuals seeking to develop their research skills by engaging with the Institute’s multidisciplinary research, analysis, policy, and strategic narrative work...
Video: john a. powell - Dance Like You Matter in an Intra-Related World | Bioneers
At the 2010 Bioneers National Conference, john a. powell presented his talk “Dance Like You Matter in an Intra-Related World.” powell introduced the concept of intraconnectedness, that is, the notion that we are ourselves transformed when we build...
Video: Structuralized Racialization: An Interview with Professor john powell
On August 26, 2010, at the Advancing Structural Equality Conference, sponsored by Action for a Better Community and the Rochester Initiative for Structural Equality (RISE), john a. powell presented a talk on “The Structure of Disparities.” powell...
Video: john a. powell's implicit bias presentation at the Momemtum 2009 Conference Pt.2
On September 7, 2009, at the TIDES Momentum Conference in San Francisco, john a. powell presented a talk on “Creating Momentum for Transformative Change: Addressing the Racialized Structure of Opportunity.” powell began his talk by sharing his...

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