Haas Institute Blog

Concerns of a Mother-to-be: Implicit Bias and Low Expectations

By: Syreeta Tyrell | March 11, 2015

By the grace of God, I will bring a child into the world soon, and I must admit, I am a little terrified! Like all new parents, I am apprehensive about the normal potential medical and life obstacles I will need to face with my child. But, even more my heart is troubled by the not so normal (by which I mean unnatural) social dynamics my child may have to face.

Will Supreme Court annihilate one of the best tools for battling racial segregation in housing?

The U.S. Supreme Court could be on the verge of issuing a major setback to racial integration efforts. In two weeks, it will hear oral arguments regarding whether the federal government and states should be permitted to pursue policies that perpetuate or exacerbate racial segregation in housing—even where no intent to segregate is proven.

Appetite for money undermines the poor’s access to legal profession

By Syreeta Tyrell | January 12, 2015

The core value of the legal profession is justice, but, the realities of the legal profession are often driven by money. The profession’s heavy focus on ensuring that money and money-making resources are transferred from one group to the next serves as the antagonist of justice at almost every level.