The Path to Ending Systemic Racism in the US
"In a time of mourning and anger over the ongoing violence inflicted on Black communities by police in the US and the lack of accountability from national leadership, what is the path forward? Sharing urgent insights into this historic moment, Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King and Anthony D. Romero discuss dismantling the systems of oppression and racism responsible for tragedies like the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and far too many others -- and explore how the US can start to live up to its ideals. (This discussion, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers, was recorded on June 3, 2020.)"
The Urgency of Intersectionality
"Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias - and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "intersectionality" to describe this phenomenon; as she says, if you're standing in the path of multiple forms of exclusion, you're likely to get hit by both. In this moving talk, she calls on us to bear witness to this reality and speak up for victims of prejudice."
From the Abolitionist Movement to #BlackLivesMatter (The Good Stuff: Time Capsule)
"The abolitionist movement of the 19th century helped galvanize the country against slavery and made the civil war a war for freedom. While the abolitionists made great strides in their own time, the fight for equality continues today with groups like Black Lives Matter."
Op-Ed: Amy Cooper and the Power of White Supremacy (NowThis News)
"'She is abusing her power to an extraordinary degree' - Author and activist Baratunde Thurston is breaking down the Amy Cooper Central Park incident and what it saysa bout the power of white supremacy."