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Dr. Alvin Poussaint is a Professor of Psychiatry and Faculty Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Harvard Medical School. He is author of Why Blacks Kill Blacks; co-author, with James Comer, of Raising Black Children; and co-author, with Amy Alexander, of Lay My Burden Down. Dr. Poussaint is an expert on race relations in America, the dynamics of prejudice, and issues of diversity as our society becomes increasingly multicultural. He is a strong proponent of non-violent parenting and parenting education. He is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a life member of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has received numerous awards and is the recipient of many honorary degrees.
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