Selected to further our diversity, equity, and inclusion work, the following TED talks are offered to help us reflect on and engage in conversation of how we understand ourselves and others.

  • The videos will play from this page.  
  • Use the associated hyperlinked text to read the corresponding transcripts. 
    • Access to a transcript may help you select your sentence, phrase, and word for our discussion in the fall.

You are invited (and encouraged!) to add your sentence, phrase, and word in the comment section below as you watch and reflect. (Please be sure to include the title of the talk in your comment.) We will be excited to continue the conversation together in the fall using the Connect-Extend-Challenge protocol.

Racism has a cost for everyone | Heather C. McGhee

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The real story of Rosa Parks — and why we need to confront myths about black history | David Ikard

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“You Have the Rite” | Marc Bamuthi Joseph

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How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Braratunde Thurston

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An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter | Alicia Garza, Patrissee Cullors, Opal Tometi

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Want a more just world? Be an unlikely ally | Nita Mosby Tyler

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3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace | Melinda Epler

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3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do | Stacey Abrams 

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What it takes to be racially literate | Priya Vulchi and Winona Guo

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Courage is contagious | Damon Davis

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How racial bias works — and how to disrupt it | Jennifer L. Eberhardt

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How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them | Verna Myers

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5 thoughts on “TED talks: Voices & Perspectives

  1. Meredith Burris

    Racism has a cost for everyone | Heather C. McGhee

    It costs us so much to remain divided.

    Zero-sum thinking

    Stereotype

  2. Meredith Burris

    The real story of Rosa Parks — and why we need to confront myths about black history | David Ikard

    So she wrote that autobiography to correct the record, because what she wanted to remind people of was that this is what it was like in the 1950s trying to be black in America and fight for your rights.

    Accidental activist

    Challenges

  3. Meredith Burris

    “You Have the Rite” | Marc Bamuthi Joseph
    (This one was pure poetry – a joy to listen to!!)

    Driving while Black is its own genre of experience.

    an exploded black hole

    mercy

  4. Meredith Burris

    How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Braratunde Thurston

    When we change them, we write a better reality for us all to be a part of.

    narrative of racial difference

    inclusion

  5. Meredith Burris

    An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter | Alicia Garza, Patrissee Cullors, Opal Tometi

    We are ordinary people attempting to do extraordinary things, and so we need to be supported in that way.

    painful realities

    effervescence

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