Discrimation in America: African American Experiences

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How do African Americans experience discrimination in daily life? A soon-to-be-released poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health will illuminate reports from African Americans who share their personal experiences with discrimination. With unprecedented documentation, the poll will cover a range of areas -- from police interaction, to job applications, to health care, to racial slurs. This Forum will explore the poll results and their implications for a healthier, more equitable, and just society.

This poll will be the first among a series of reports that surveyed additional groups, including Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, men, women, and LGBTQ adults, on their experiences with discrimination.


Robert Blendon, Professor of Health Policy and Political Analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School
Dwayne Proctor, Senior Adviser to the President and Director, Achieving Health Equity Portfolio, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
David Williams, Professor of Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Elizabeth Hinton, Assistant Professor, Departments of History and of African American Studies, Harvard University, and Author, From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
Mary Lee, Deputy Director, PolicyLink 


Joe Neel, Deputy Senior Supervising Editor and a Correspondent on the Science Desk, NPR 

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Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm