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How racism makes us sick - David R. Williams

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Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, and reveals how factors like implicit bias, residential segregation and negative stereotypes create and sustain inequality. In this eye-opening talk, Williams presents evidence for how racism is producing a rigged system-- and offers examples of programs that are working to dismantle discrimination.

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