Vernā Myers’ bold TED Talk uncovers the many hidden biases people feel towards others. These biases often lead to stereotyping, and overt racism and sexism, sometimes ending in tragedy, as with Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Myers proposes the importance of acknowledging biases rather than ignoring them or denying their existence. Then, she suggests moving toward groups for whom biases are felt—not turning away—and learning to embrace them.
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