Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New York City, will present a lecture based on her book “Are Cops Racist?” on Wednesday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Bradford Auditorium, KJ. The lecture is free and open to the public and is hosted by the Hamilton Republicans.
Mac Donald, a contributing editor of City Journal, has canvassed a range of topics including homeland security, immigration, policing and "racial" profiling, homelessness and homeless advocacy, educational policy, the New York courts, and business improvement districts. Her writings have also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The New Republic, Partisan Review, The New Criterion, Public Interest, and Academic Questions.
Mac Donald's book The Burden of Bad Ideas, a collection of essays from the pages of City Journal, details the effects of the sixties' counterculture's destructive march through America's institutions. Her second book, Are Cops Racist?, another City Journal anthology, investigates the workings of the police, the controversy over so-called racial profiling, and the anti-profiling lobby's harmful effects on black Americans.
Her most recent book, The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today's, coauthored with Victor Davis Hanson and Steven Malanga, chronicles the effects of broken immigration laws and proposes a practical solution to securing the country's porous borders.
A non-practicing lawyer, Mac Donald has clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, has been an attorney-adviser in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a volunteer with the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City. She has testified before several U.S. House of Representatives and Senate sub-committees.
Mac Donald received her B.A. in English from Yale University, graduating with a Mellon Fellowship to Cambridge University, where she earned her M.A. in English and studied in Italy through a Clare College study grant. Her J.D. is from Stanford University Law School.