Victoria is Assistant Dean at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and a contributor to MSNBC and Telemundo. Her areas of expertise in the domestic policy landscape include immigration, Latinos, women and childcare, and economic equity. more→
Victoria brings an interdisciplinary lens to understanding policy development and its intersection with institutional and political contexts. Underlying her academic work is the applicability of rigorous research to on-the-ground policy realities.
It was been an interesting four years looking at the evolution of public opinion regarding racial and religious identities. There has been a slight increase in negative racial sentiment but what has skyrocketed is negative sentiment toward Muslim-Americans. The kicker, however is that close to thirty percent of Americans and fifty percent of Republicans in particular believe that President Obama is a Muslim. The racial story has not disappeared in American politics, it has simply become more complicated…