New and Noteworthy
Board member Jacob Otis wrote up new research from Tony Cheng that shows that community listening sessions are not an impartial venue for residents to raise complaints about the New York Police Department (NYPD). Instead, the NYPD focuses on easily resolvable complaints rather than than “rabble-rousing” topics such as police brutality, favor regular pro-police attendees, and choose venues, such as churches and schools, with existing relationships with the police.
Worth a Read (Sociologically Speaking)
Sara Bruhn wrote for Council on Contemporary Families’ blog about her new research showing that welcoming school districts are an important site of belonging and inclusion for Latino mothers in sanctuary cities.
Citings and Sightings
Axios spoke with Laura E. Gómez and Nancy López about what a proposed change to the census questions on race and ethnicity could mean for Latinos. Current estimates suggest Latinos were significantly undercounted in the 2020 census.
From the Archives
Yesterday Punxsutawney Phil predicted six more weeks of winter. Read more about the importance of Groundhog day, and other strange rituals.
More from our Partner and Community Pages
As Contexts gets settled in at their new headquarters at the University of British Columbia, they spoke with Dr. Elizabeth Hirsh about why the policy briefs are one of her favorite sections of the magazine.