On Monday, December 11, Christopher Mackie (@Healthmac), Michele Manocchi (@manocchimichele), Jennifer O’Brien (@JeninLdnont), and myself discussed the question, Is Hate a Public Health Emergency? Does the metaphor of a medical emergency accurately depict our social climate? Or is calling racism and xenophobia a “public health emergency” simplistic, journalistic sensationalism that distracts us from the real work of understanding causes and solutions?
To get the conversation going, we read these three articles ahead of our time together:
- We need to talk about the online radicalisation of young, white men by
- Hate Is A Public Health Emergency by
- Social contagion makes it easy to spread fear and hate. Here’s how to spread their opposite by Lee Daniel Kravetz
Thanks once again, and always, to London Public Library for providing this program.