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TED Talks: Season 2014

2014x235 Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
TV-PG

  • 2014-12-15T00:00:00-05:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

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 Vernā 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.

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