Today on Boston Public Radio:
Dr. Ryan DeLapp explained how many people of color are experiencing trauma from videos of police brutality and the reactive coping methods adopted by some people of color. DeLapp is a psychologist at Montefiore Medical Center and an assistant professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Saida Grundy weighed in on hate crime legislation, arguing that hate crime laws are too narrow and are largely symbolic. Grundy is an assistant professor of sociology and African American studies at Boston University and the author of the forthcoming book “Manhood Within The Margins: Promise, Peril And Paradox At The Historically Black College For Men.”
Next, we asked listeners whether they thought vaccination incentives could lower vaccine hesitancy.
Irene Li and Margaret Pimentel talked about CommonWealth Kitchen’s Restaurant Resiliency Initiative, which supports independent restaurants impacted by the pandemic. Li is the chef and owner of Mei Mei, which is now evolving into a dumpling company, and the program manager for CommonWealth Kitchen’s Restaurant Resiliency Initiative. Pimentel is the owner of Achilito’s Taqueria, which has locations in Brighton, Jamaica Plain and Patriot Place.
Attorney General Maura Healey discussed an increase in coronavirus-related scams and laid out her plans to make it easier for people to report hate crimes. As always, she answered listeners’ questions during Ask the AG.