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.

Paul Rucker’s eye-opening work forces people to look at the bias and bigotry that have been sewn into the fabric of America.

We need to have more honest, open-ended conversations about race and bias — in our own lives and in the TV shows and movies we see, says diversity consultant Vernā Myers.

African American writer Rich Benjamin spent two years living in — and writing about — America’s whitest neighborhoods. The response to his book (and TED Talk) was honest, raw — and sometimes misunderstood his purpose. Here, he responds to the response.

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For many young black men in America, systemic bias and racism make the simplicity of childhood unjustly complicated. In a letter to the son he may someday have, poet Clint Smith reflects on the lessons he learned as a child and shares his hopes for his future son.

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In the movie Selma, director Ava DuVernay chronicles the 1965 marches that led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act. She explained why Martin Luther King Jr. is so much more than a symbol or an annual holiday.