Issue Two, Spring 2017


Editors’ Introduction


Belonging as a Cultural Right
Equity as Common Cause: How a Sustainable Food System Network is Cultivating Commitment to Racial Justice
The Endurance of the Color Line
Responses to the Inaugural Article on Othering & Belonging

You Are Not Alone: Pixels of Belonging Amid the Problem of Othering
Embracing Ecological Intimacy
Othering and the Economics of Inequality
Compelling Diagnosis, Unclear Prescription


Explicit Bigotry Goes Mainstream: How Can We Support Our Children?


Subverting Established Views: OPPOSE OTHERING!
Divided and Platformed


Othering & Belonging is published by the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley.

View Contributors for Issue Two.


Andrew Grant-Thomas

Andrew Grant-Thomas is codirector at EmbraceRace, an online commu­nity of parents, teachers, and other caregivers to children. He is also a race and social justice consultant with a wide range of educational, nonprofit, phil­anthropic, and research institutions. Previously, Andrew has directed work at Proteus Fund, the Civil Rights Project at Harvard Univer­sity, and the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, where he was editor-in-chief of its journal, Race/Ethnicity. Andrew earned his BA in Literature from Yale University, his MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.


Rachelle Galloway-Popotas

Rachelle Galloway-Popotas oversees strategic communications at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley, where she helps amplify the Institute’s work through a variety of tools and projects, including publications, online media, and events. Rachelle oversees the editorial and aesthetics for all the Institute’s publications and multimedia work, and has been the curator and lead on several of the Institute’s projects including the Othering & Belonging Conference and multimedia journal. Rachelle has worked in the nonprofit communications field for almost 20 years. She specializes in developing a communications infrastructure that will support growth and innovation, and being an organizational storyteller, working with organizations to help define and develop their own institutional voice and identity. Rachelle has bachelor degrees in political science and graphic design. Rachelle is a member of the Caddo Nation.

Stephen Menendian

Stephen Menendian is the assistant director and director of research at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. Stephen leads and oversees many of the Institute’s projects and burgeoning initiatives, including the Inclusiveness Index and opportunity mapping project. Stephen has also developed and authored several amicus briefs on behalf of the Institute, most recently a social science brief filed on behalf of the University of Texas in Fisher v. Texas.


Marie Otsuka


Angela Torchio


Sara Rahbar


Stacey Atkinson
Mirror Image Publishing


Marie Otsuka


Rachelle Galloway-Popotas


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Othering and Belonging. Berkeley, CA: Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California, Berkeley, April 2017. ISSN 2474-6061

The work of the Haas Institute is generously supported by the following: The Annie E. Casey Foundation; Atlantic Philanthropies; The California Endowment; East Bay Community Foundation; Ford Foundation; Greater Kansas City Community Foundation; Evelyn & Walter Haas, Jr. Fund; The Kresge Foundation; Marguerite Casey Foundation; Northwest Area Foundation; Open Society Foundations; Panta Rhea Foundation; Public Welfare Foundation; The San Francisco Foundation; Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Tides Foundat​ion​; W.K. Kellogg Foundation; and Y & H Soda Foundation