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Diversity advocate Vernā Myers presents a powerful, eloquent call to action. Her discussion of racial bias and the violence it feeds carries timely lessons and three practicable, unifying steps for social change. getAbstract recommends her talk to those who seek to spark cultural progress – and that, Myers emphasizes, should be everyone.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to resist cultural prejudice and prevent further violence against black people;
  • How to identify and overcome your own hidden biases; and
  • Why you must denounce racism, especially in the presence of children.
 

About the Speaker

Vernā Myers brings her background in law to her roles as diversity consultant and advocate.

 

Summary

In her book The Warmth of Other Suns, Isabel Wilkerson follows the 1915–1970 diaspora of six million black people from the American South. These brave men and women fled brutality, immolation and lynching. Though some details have changed, the violence against the black community endures. Consider the many shootings of unarmed black men in the United States. Such racially motivated violence is rooted in the “national psyche,” a mind-set that nudges people to cross the street or lock their doors when a young black man appears. Every American has a duty to prevent further violence against black people by doing the hard work of introspection and self-change. For the good of all, the country must be inclusive and offer a future to black individuals. Three strategies...


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