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How Did We Get Here? A Brief History of Racist Ideas

Roger R. Harrison, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Diversity and Inclusion Educator, Division of Behavioral Health, Department of Pediatrics, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children


Learning objectives:
At the end of this presentation, learners will be able to:

  • Define various forms of racism
  • Describe the historical origins of ideas of race
  • Discuss the impact of racist ideas on ongoing health disparities


Educational goals:
Racial disparities in health persist despite decades of research attention to unequal health outcomes in minoritized populations. This talk increases the participant’s awareness of racist ideas, including a reflection on how ideas about race have contributed to unequal treatment of racialized minorities in medicine and healthcare. An anti-racist perspective is presented.


Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations are for educational purposes and intended only for behavioral/mental health professionals and clinical providers.

Continuing education (CE) credit is available for physicians, psychologists, nurses, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, LEPs, and pharmacists who participate in this activity.

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