Framing the issue

William Julius Wilson, Ph.D. (second from right), director of the Joblessness and Urban Poverty Research Program at Harvard University’s Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, talks with (from left) Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton; Larry J. Shapiro, M.D., executive vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the School of Medicine; and Will Ross, M.D., associate dean for diversity, director of the Office of Diversity Programs and associate professor of medicine, after Wilson gave the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration lecture Jan. 19 in the Eric P. Newman Education Center. The lecture, sponsored annually by the School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity Programs, was titled “Framing the Issue: Political Discourse and Race Relations in the Barack Obama Era.”