Research

Mission

The Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice conducts primary research that fosters creative scholarship on race and poverty that views the law in a social context and is both accessible to the public and reflective of a layered, multidisciplinary discourse on social justice in California and the nation. Intersecting social science and legal research techniques, the Henderson Center conducts original research and engages in research partnerships to examine some of California’s most pressing social justice issues.


 

Research Reports

 

Equal Opportunity:  The Evidence

In addition to the main report, there are three state-specific reports for Calfornia, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.

Click here for a .pdf copy of "Equal Opportunity:  The Evidence" report.

Click here for a .pdf copy of "Equal Opportunity:  The Evidence From California" report.

Click here for a .pdf copy of "Equal Opportunity:  The Evidence From Oklahoma" report.

Click here for a .pdf copy of "Equal Opportunity:  The Evidence From Wisconsin" report.

 

The Path to Equal Opportunity:  An Investigation of Best Practices in Employment and Contracting 

Click here for a .pdf copy of "The Path to Equal Opportunity:  An Investigation of Best Practices in Employment and Contracting" report.

 

The Consequences of Structural Racism, Concentrated Poverty and Violence on Young Men and Boys of Color

Click here for a .pdf copy of "The Consequences of Structural Racism, Concentrated Poverty and Violence on Young Men and Boys of Color" brief.

 

School-based Restorative Justice As an Alternative to Zero-Tolerance Policies:  Lessons from West Oakland

Click here for a .pdf copy of the"School-based Restorative Justice As an Alternativeto Zero-Tolerance Policies:  Lessons from West Oakland" report.

 

A Higher Hurdle: Barriers to Employment for Formerly Incarcerated Women

Click here for a .pdf copy of the "A Higher Hurdle: Barriers to Employment & Reentry for Formerly Incarcerated People" report.

Click here for a .pdf copy of the accompaning annotated bibliography.

 

Proposition 209 and Public Employment in California: Trends in Workforce Diversity

Click here for a .pdf copy of the "Proposition 209 and Public Employment in California: Trends in Workforce Diversity" report.

 

A Vision Fulfilled? The Impact of Proposition 209 on Equal Opportunity for Women Business Enterprises

Click here for a .pdf copy of the " Vision Fulfilled? The Impact of Proposition 209 on Equal Opportunity for Women Business Enterprises" report.

 

Free to Compete? Measuring the Impact of Proposition 209 on Minority Business Enterprises

Click here for a .pdf copy of the " Free to Compete? Measuring the Impact of Proposition 209 on Minority Business Enterprises" report.