The Spread of Hate and Racism: Confronting a Growing Public Crisis (Non-CHLP)

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February 13, 2019
8:30 - 9:30 am PST / 11:30 am - 12:30 pm EST

This is a live panel discussion from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health that will be webcast and recorded for later viewing. In 2017, reports of hate crimes in the United States increased for the third consecutive year, according to the FBI. In addition to physical acts, such actions and other messages of racism, intolerance and extremism potentially impact large numbers of people online. In this Forum, experts will tackle the painful and distressing spread of hate and racism. What social, political and psychological forces drive prejudice? How do modern media and the Internet enable and amplify hateful and racist messages? What are the impacts on the health and cohesion of society — and what can be done?