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Gaston Caperton and Henry Louis Gates Jr., editor-in-chief of The Root, will lead a discussion at Harvard's W.E.B. Du Bois Institute from 2 to 4 p.m. today via a live webcast on the educational crisis facing young men of color.

Participants include:

Roberto Rodríguez, special assistant to the president for education policy, White House Domestic Policy Council

Representative Joaquin Castro (D-Texas)

Hill Harper, actor-activist

 Dr. James Comer, Yale professor and founder of Comer School Development Program

Neil Horikoshi, executive director, Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

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Dr. Estela Mara Bensimon, co-director, Center of Urban Education, and professor, University of Southern California

Dr. LeManuel "Lee" Bitsóí, Minority Action Plan program director, Harvard University

Watch it here.

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