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Reparations as the Pinnacle of “Fairness”

By Pierrce Holmes, MPP Candidate and Segal Fellow Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity Despite this obsession with “fairness,” this country was built on the back of the most unfair system imaginable—chattel slavery. American culture […]

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Learning How to Build Community Wealth

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity “I want to talk about wealth because I want to be part of a movement that begins to change how we think about wealth.” Wealth is a taboo topic […]

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Racism Is a Public Policy Crisis

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. There are approximately 361 new Republican-sponsored voter restriction/suppression bills in 47 states, with 70 in Texas and Arizona. President Biden and Democrats have highlighted that these bills, arriving after […]

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Insights From IERE’s 2019 Survey of CSA Funding

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. Earlier this month, IERE’s Children’s Savings Account (CSA) team released a report in partnership with the Asset Funders Network detailing the scale and makeup of funding in the CSA field. The report is a snapshot […]

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Denouncing the Olympics of Oppression

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the authors and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. Can we coalesce resistance to anti-Black racism and resistance to anti-Asian racism? Can we call out the hypocrisy of stereotyping Asians as synonymous with the pandemic and of Black […]

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From Virtual Collaboration to Collective Action: Moving Racial and Economic Justice Forward in Oregon

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity. As an MPP/MBA student and graduate research assistant with IERE’s Empowerment Economics team, I have witnessed the power of collective action spaces. Building a collaborative space with Black, Indigenous, […]

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When We Practice What We Preach

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or the Institute for Economic and Racial Equity.  “You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.” –– Angela Davis How often do […]

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IASP has a New Name!

The Institute for Economic and Racial Equity (IERE) Research. Health. Assets. Change. To our IASP family and all our friends working to advance equity, In November, on our blog, the IASP Lab, I shared some words about a new direction for our Institute {To Assets and Beyond: Crossing Disciplines and Cultures to Address Inequities}. In […]

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The Importance of Care, Especially During COVID, and Where to Go from Here

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or The Institute on Assets and Social Policy. Brandeis University decided in March 2020 to transition from in-person to online classes and activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of writing, nine months have passed […]

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To Assets and Beyond: Crossing Disciplines and Cultures to Address Inequities

Disclaimer: Posts are solely the views of the author and do not represent the views of Brandeis University or The Institute on Assets and Social Policy. We all know the image. A young black person is making their way through the flooded streets from Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Juxtaposed are two photographs of individuals in […]