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TED Talks: Season 2017

2017x72 David R. Williams: How racism makes us sick
TV-PG

  • 2017-04-06T04:00:00Z on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Why does race matter so profoundly for health? David R. Williams developed a scale to measure the impact of discrimination on well-being, going beyond traditional measures like income and education to reveal 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 hopeful examples of programs across the US that are working to dismantle discrimination.

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