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

Share this & earn $10
TED
Published at : 25 Nov 2020
320602 views
3748
552

Our biases can be dangerous, even deadly — as we've seen in the cases of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner, in Staten Island, New York. Diversity advocate Verna Myers looks closely at some of the subconscious attitudes we hold toward out-groups. She makes a plea to all people: Acknowledge your biases. Then move toward, not away from, the groups that make you uncomfortable. In a funny, impassioned, important talk, she shows us how.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at http://www.ted.com/translate

Follow TED news on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tednews
Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED

Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector
TEDTalkTEDTalksTED Talk

ASMR Cozy Night Time Whispering for Sleep🌃😴

ASMR Cozy Night Time Whispering for Sleep🌃😴

How Much Should You Convert To A Roth IRA?

How Much Should You Convert To A Roth IRA?

vegan fast food review

vegan fast food review

Consult with Sulley

Consult with Sulley

Victor Davis Hanson on Impeachment and the ‘Cancer’ of Woke Ideology | American Thought Leaders

Victor Davis Hanson on Impeachment and the ‘Cancer’ of Woke Ideology | American Thought Leaders

Tiniest Frenchie Was Surrendered To Rescue By His Breeder Who Won't Stop Complaining

Tiniest Frenchie Was Surrendered To Rescue By His Breeder Who Won't Stop Complaining

Practical Machine Learning: 2.6 - General to Specific Ordering

Practical Machine Learning: 2.6 - General to Specific Ordering

Wait a Minute! - Willow Smith lyrics

Wait a Minute! - Willow Smith lyrics

Nickelback - When We Stand Together

Nickelback - When We Stand Together

Plastic Fork Removed From Sea Turtle's Nose

Plastic Fork Removed From Sea Turtle's Nose

coins, canslaw and bullets with the Equinox

coins, canslaw and bullets with the Equinox

XRP Price Approaching $0.30; What's Next?

XRP Price Approaching $0.30; What's Next?

HOW TO GET PROFIT WITH BINARY OPTIONS TRADING SIGNALS

HOW TO GET PROFIT WITH BINARY OPTIONS TRADING SIGNALS

WATCH: Biden, Harris speak at memorial to COVID-19 victims ahead of inauguration

WATCH: Biden, Harris speak at memorial to COVID-19 victims ahead of inauguration

VLOGMAS #11: FOLLOWERS DECIDE MY DAY | MONGABONG

VLOGMAS #11: FOLLOWERS DECIDE MY DAY | MONGABONG

Options for Entity interaction - Unite Copenhagen

Options for Entity interaction - Unite Copenhagen

How to Become the BEST POSSIBLE Version of Yourself

How to Become the BEST POSSIBLE Version of Yourself

Why is Lean often called a Journey? (FAQ)

Why is Lean often called a Journey? (FAQ)

Iron Man ARC REACTOR - STUNNING Hand Craft DIY Using the most Basic materials

Iron Man ARC REACTOR - STUNNING Hand Craft DIY Using the most Basic materials

Fix Ethernet Doesn’t Have A Valid IP Configuration in Windows

Fix Ethernet Doesn’t Have A Valid IP Configuration in Windows

The Vamps, Maggie Lindemann - Personal

The Vamps, Maggie Lindemann - Personal

Lay Aside Every Weight - Tim Conway

Lay Aside Every Weight - Tim Conway

is it advisable to fast during coronavirus pandemic?

is it advisable to fast during coronavirus pandemic?

Nursing: Ethical decision

Nursing: Ethical decision

A Bit Of A Difficult Tombstone Game With A Pinch Of Salt - Dead By Daylight Myers Gameplay

A Bit Of A Difficult Tombstone Game With A Pinch Of Salt - Dead By Daylight Myers Gameplay

Chaos To Calm (30-Minute Meditation Music, Healing Bell Every Minute)

Chaos To Calm (30-Minute Meditation Music, Healing Bell Every Minute)

Organize and sort pictures on your camera or computer quick steps and tips KCYukon

Organize and sort pictures on your camera or computer quick steps and tips KCYukon

The Evolution Of CPU Processing Power Part 3: The Origin Of Modern Operating Systems

The Evolution Of CPU Processing Power Part 3: The Origin Of Modern Operating Systems

TOURING a 6.900.000€ EXTRAORDINARY MANSION with 17 bedrooms in Paseo del Parque, Sotogrande

TOURING a 6.900.000€ EXTRAORDINARY MANSION with 17 bedrooms in Paseo del Parque, Sotogrande

George Michael - Jesus To A Child

George Michael - Jesus To A Child

Hippie Sabotage - DIFFERENT

Hippie Sabotage - DIFFERENT

final prep for Burns Day, sewing, napkin folding and a bit of life.

final prep for Burns Day, sewing, napkin folding and a bit of life.

The Clash - Rock the Casbah (Official Video)

The Clash - Rock the Casbah (Official Video)

Something About Smash Bros THE SUBSPACE EMISSARY - 2.76M Sub Special (Loud Sound/Flashing Lights)🌌

Something About Smash Bros THE SUBSPACE EMISSARY - 2.76M Sub Special (Loud Sound/Flashing Lights)🌌

Amanda Little on What We’ll Eat in a Hotter, Smarter World | Amanpour and Company

Amanda Little on What We’ll Eat in a Hotter, Smarter World | Amanpour and Company

How to Disable Enable User Login with PHP using Ajax

How to Disable Enable User Login with PHP using Ajax

Night Shift On Trauma Surgery During COVID | VLOG: Day in the Life of a Surgery Resident

Night Shift On Trauma Surgery During COVID | VLOG: Day in the Life of a Surgery Resident

A WEEKLY VLOG | OPENING GIFTS & XMAS PARTY, WE'RE THE LITTEST WHEN WE GET TOGETHER + LOTS OF COOKING

A WEEKLY VLOG | OPENING GIFTS & XMAS PARTY, WE'RE THE LITTEST WHEN WE GET TOGETHER + LOTS OF COOKING

Slim Dusty - A Pub With No Beer

Slim Dusty - A Pub With No Beer

Astrid S - Hurt So Good Cover By Eltasya Natasha

Astrid S - Hurt So Good Cover By Eltasya Natasha

ASSORTED Ft FLAVOUR - FOREVER (Official Video)

ASSORTED Ft FLAVOUR - FOREVER (Official Video)

VACATIONS - Telephone (Lyrics / Sub Español - Ingles)

VACATIONS - Telephone (Lyrics / Sub Español - Ingles)

Can Scotland become independent? | Inside Story

Can Scotland become independent? | Inside Story

Germack 6 Mini Jars of Assorted Holiday Nut Mixes on QVC

Germack 6 Mini Jars of Assorted Holiday Nut Mixes on QVC

MINIMALIST HOUSE TOUR | Dining, Living, KITCHEN RENOVATION

MINIMALIST HOUSE TOUR | Dining, Living, KITCHEN RENOVATION

Numbers 11 to 25 | Let’s Learn Numbers | Numbers Song | Count Numbers | Pre School Junior

Numbers 11 to 25 | Let’s Learn Numbers | Numbers Song | Count Numbers | Pre School Junior

YOU THINK YOU KNOW ART? THINK AGAIN.

YOU THINK YOU KNOW ART? THINK AGAIN.

👓VR PRESS CONFERENCES👓(Top Eleven Parody with Klopp, Wenger, Costa and Pep)

👓VR PRESS CONFERENCES👓(Top Eleven Parody with Klopp, Wenger, Costa and Pep)

The Flaming Lips - Try To Explain (Live)

The Flaming Lips - Try To Explain (Live)