In this paper in progress, I present evidence that a classic measure of Americans’ racial prejudice–racial resentment–reflects their exposure to and internalization of dominant norms around race in America.
My manuscript with Kanika Khanna presents evidence that Confederate Monument Removals in whites’ counties leaded to a brief increase in whites’ reports of racial prejudice.
For the past year, I have collaborated with a team of policy researchers in several Harris County departments to design a pilot program to divert low-risk mental health and social welfare 9-1-1 calls to a trained, non-law enforcement response team. I have also collaborated with numerous experts and stakeholders to pilot community-based violence prevention programs.
I testified before the Texas State Senate on March 18, 2021 about the impact of SB 21 on Harris County. SB 21 would drastically reduce the provision of unsecured bonds in Texas, and, in doing so, roll back bail reform in Harris County, overwhelm the County jail, and restore racial inequalities in detention bail reform has eased.
In this memorandum, presented to the Harris County Commissioners Court on February 26, 2021, I lead a team of analysts in the Harris County Justice Administration Department to show that bail reform in Harris County has not caused an increase in crime in the county.