When writer Heather McGhee was growing up in the 1980s, many Americans were taught the way to be a good person was to swear that race didn’t matter. Today we’re paying a price for that mindset: blame, racial resentment and the denial by many that racism still exists.
By not settling for cliches about being color-blind and by talking openly about the roots of racism and its consequences, you can raise informed, empathic individuals.
Artist and musician Paul Rucker tells us why we need to move our antiracism protests beyond the streets and into every aspect of our lives.
Here’s a list of specific steps you can take to combat systemic racism and racial injustice, as recommended by the members of the TED community.
Architect John Cary traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, for the opening of the National Memorial to Peace & Justice, which recognizes the estimated 4,300 lynchings that have occurred in this country. He shares his impressions of the powerful monument to racial violence.