On Thursday November 7th, Dr. Laurencin, a member of the Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board, provided a seminar on racial profiling and the correlation to poor health outcomes. He cited several studies showing that adverse health effects are experienced by people subjected to racial profiling by police. According to the Journal of Mental Health Counseling, a study that found that 81% of African Americans who reported racial discrimination experienced post-traumatic stress disorder. Dr. Laurencin called racial profiling a “health disparity and public health issue.”
Watch Dr. Laurencin present at the Racial Profiling Prohibition Project Advisory Board Meeting here.
The speech radiated such a significant impact, that the following day the talk was featured on NPR. Congratulations, Dr. Laurencin!