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Breaking the Code on Racial Justice x Tech Policy

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. By Maria Madison, IERE Director We stand now at the precipice of a technological revolution that is changing the very way that society operates. It feels like much longer […]

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Reflection in HOPE 

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. By Janelle Ridley, MPP Economic and Racial Equity Concentration Chair and PhD Student  As I sit and reflect on 2021—what this past year has meant to me personally, professionally, and […]

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What I’m Taking With Me: Gratitude, Vision, and a Method for the Madness 

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. By Jessica Santos, PhD ’15, Director of the Leah Zallman Center for Immigrant Health Research*  A few years before I came to the Heller School as a PhD student to study social policy, I worked with newly arrived refugees. My job was […]

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Predatory Advertising and Discriminatory Debt in the For-Profit College Industry 

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 Education isn’t “the great equalizer,” as Horace Mann once said. Over the summer, I had the chance to work with the IERE Modeling Discriminatory Debt team as part of […]

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Technology Needs to Achieve Distributive Justice

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. “The main question for our technological future becomes, ‘Whose technology are we using and for what cause?’”  Technology’s impact stood at my periphery, where the joys of late-night YouTube binges […]

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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 […]