University’s Holistic Admissions Policy Critical to Achieve Equal Opportunity for Students, Say 35 Prominent Social Scientists in Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

Amicus brief in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin says UT admissions policy must be allowed to consider race in order to promote equal educational opportunity for all students

OAKLAND, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2015) – The holistic admissions policy at the University of Texas at Austin must continue to consider race, or the “educational experience of all students on campus will be diminished,” stated 35 of the country’s most prominent social scientists in an amicus brief filed today with the U.S. Supreme Court.

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing is Crucial for Fair Housing Enforcement

HUD Recommits to Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing: The Haas Institute Celebrates Another Crucial Victory in Fair Housing Enforcement

 JULY 27, 2015: The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society applauds the Obama Administration and the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ongoing efforts in dismantling segregation in communities nationwide.

New Essay: Realizing Possibilities of the The Connected Economy


The Connected Economy: Innovative Ideas to Tackle Extreme Inequality and Drive Enduring Prosperity

Cover of essay on the Connected Economy

 July 3, 2015: The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society published a “hopeful and speculative” essay arguing that Americans are poised to enter a new era of enduring prosperity led by African Americans and immigrants, those who previously have been held back. 

Historic Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage

Statement from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society on Supreme Court Decision on Same Sex Marriage

July 1, 2015: The decision last Friday by the Supreme Court granting the right to marry for same-sex couples throughout the nation is a historical moment and one that we at the Haas Institute not only applaud, but deeply celebrate. Extending the right to marry, and the benefits of marriage to gay and lesbian couples, advances a larger vision of belonging and equal protection for all members of society.