How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

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, TED Talk 2019

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time

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.

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