In a conversation with my colleague and friend, Jonathan P. Edwards, over the weekend he recommended a TED Talk by Baratunde Thurston that addresses racism in our country. Using humor and thought-provoking headlines, Baratunde engages us in a ‘game’ to change perspectives. If you’ve ever wondered what you can do to deconstruct racism, this is a must see!
Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on Black Americans who have committed the crimes of … eating, walking or generally “living while Black.”
In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing — while challenging us all to level up.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference.