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Change Makers 2012: James Bell, W. Haywood Burns Institute

Jan 1, 2012, Jessica Lum, San Francisco Chronicle

Founder and executive director of the W. Haywood Burns Institute, James Bell is dedicated to examining and addressing the ethnic disparity in institutions such as the juvenile justice system. Bell was born in a segregated South Carolina hospital where black doctors weren't allowed to deliver babies. Growing up, Bell said he played a part in the civil rights movement, helping desegregate lunch counters and swimming pools around his community. He eventually moved to San Francisco to attend law…

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Reform areas: Racial-ethnic fairness/DMC

States: California

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