Bryant J. Moy, New York University

Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics and Data Science Faculty Fellow at the Center for Data Science

“Racial Threat and the Emergence of Discriminatory Ordinances”

Where do discriminatory ordinances emerge? The racial threat hypothesis suggests that majority racial groups may see minorities as a threat and enact policies against them. Moy studies this in the context of crime-free housing ordinances in Ohio municipalities, finding that a city’s racial composition predicts their emergence. Further, he uses a machine-learning technique, Random Forests, to identify the threshold or “tipping point” of policy adoption. This study underscores the influence of racial dynamics on policy decisions and the nation’s diversification.

This External Faculty Seminar is hosted jointly with the JHU Department of Political Science.

When: Thursday, Oct 26, 2023, 12:00-1:30pm

Where: All seminars will take place in the SNF Agora Conference Room, 3100 Wyman Park Drive, Suite N325, Homewood Campus or can be accessed on Zoom.

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This event is limited to JHU faculty, fellows, students, and staff.