In this month's episode of Justice Matters, economist Desmond Ang joins host Sushma Raman to discuss the impact of media on racial hate.Can one movie make a difference in a nation's trajectory? Released in 1915, The Birth of a Nation was the first film to be screened in the White House. Mired in racists stereotypes, the film is credited with the resurgence of the KKK. In this month's episode of Justice Matters, economist Desmond Ang joins host Sushma Raman to discuss the impact of media on racial hate.
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Desmond Ang is an applied economist and assistant professor at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He is particularly interested in the intersection of race, government and media. His research examines the social impacts of police violence, the effects of voter protections on turnout and polarization, and the role of media on racial prejudice. Desmond received his PhD in economics from University of California, San Diego and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.