Name of Organization or Program

University of Minnesota,
415 Law Center
229 South 19th Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

phone: 612-625-8071
fax: 612-624-8890
email:  please visit

contact page


Contact:

Myron Orfield, Executive Director
612-625-7976     orfield@umn.edu

 

 

 

Web site:   www.irpumn.org

 

Mission:

The Institute on Race & Poverty (IRP) investigates the ways that policies and practices disproportionately affect people of color and the disadvantaged. A core purpose of IRPís work is to ensure that people have access to opportunity. Another is to help the places where people live to develop in ways that both promote access to opportunity and help maintain regional stability.

 

Description:

The Institute on Race & Poverty (IRP) was founded by john a. powell in 1993 at the University of Minnesota Law School, and is currently directed by Myron Orfield. For over a decade, the Institute has focused its efforts on creating greater understanding of racialized poverty and changing policies and practices that affect the well-being of low-income communities of color. This is not a goal that can be accomplished independently. Thus the Institute collaborates with many advocacy groups and community organizations, national, state and local government officials, as well as faith-based, philanthropic, and business leaders, and media representatives.

 

Resources to Share:

Projects Page of the Institute on Race & Poverty

Representative studies:

The Segregation of Opportunities
The Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities just released "The Segregation of Opportunities," a report co-authored by IRP. The report documents race, housing and opportunity in the Chicago region.
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Minority Suburbanization and Racial Change
NEW MAPS AVAILABLE
250 maps of 15 regions

IRP tracks racial change in fifteen major U.S. metro areas in this new study. Find stably integrated communities in your region in the 250 maps now available for download on the web site.

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Twin Cities Commuting Patterns
IRP's study explores growing employment centers in the Twin Cities in relation to affordable housing and transit. IRP is also studying the dynamics of racial transition in the nearby schools and neighborhoods.
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Digital Divide in Minnesota
Through data collection, GIS mapping, surveys and focus groups, IRP is examining the gap between the haves and have-nots in technology, and the implications of allowing the gap to continue to grow in Minnesota.
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The Minnesota Statewide Racial Profiling Study
Sixty-five Minnesota law enforcement departments participated in the Racial Profiling Study undertaken by the Minnesota Legislature pursuant to Minnesota Statute ß626.951. The Council on Crime and Justice and IRP jointly analyzed the data and summarized a statewide aggregate report, and 65 individual jurisdiction reports.
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Commuting Patterns, Minority Suburbanization in US Regions
IRP's study explores growing employment centers in the Twin Cities in relation to affordable housing and transit. IRP is also studying the dynamics of racial transition in the nearby schools and neighborhoods.
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