Dr. Walter V. Collier will present his new book Why Racism Persists: An Uncomfortable Truth. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Dr. Collier has lived on Martha’s Vineyard for the last 35 years. With a Masters in Psychology and Doctorate in public policy analysis he has worked as a social science researcher and strategic planning consultant for a variety of organizations, including the Ford Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Princeton University and Columbia University. His latest book looks into the history of racism and explores rarely if ever discussed factors that seem to underlie the persistence of racism in America. Dr. Collier also offers some practical solutions.
Wednesday, May 16 at 5:00pm
Chilmark Free Public Library
522 South Road, Chilmark, MA 02535