Targeted Universalism

Targeted Universalism–introduced by Berkeley professor john a. powell of the Othering and Belonging Institute–sets universal goals for the general population that are accomplished through targeted approaches based on the needs of different groups. In this way, targeted universal policies deepen our sense of belonging by working towards a shared goal while also offering a deeper understanding of equity by calling attention to how people are situated differently. By developing strategies for everyone, rather than preference groups alone, suffering experienced across a population can be acknowledged and political resilience can be built.