TED DISCUSSION - Racism has a Cost for Everyone

TED DISCUSSION - Racism has a Cost for Everyone

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zoom web conference
Delaware US
Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

The League of Women Voters of New Castle County invites you to our monthly TED Discussion, Saturday June 20th. We will meet via zoom web conference this again month. Pre-registration is required. The meeting link will be sent by email when you register.

The meeting format is to watch the TED Talk and then discuss the "Ideas Worth Sharing." Contact Kay Palmer with any questions.

June Topic

It is hard not to be moved in some way by the current events stemming from racism currently occurring in our country. It is in this spirit that the TED Talk discussion for this month has been chosen.                          

From www.TED.com:

“TED believes that black lives matter and that each of us has a role to play in opposing racism, injustice and oppression. We invite you to use our archive of powerful ideas from experts and thought leaders as a starting point to understand the roots of racism, its painful consequences -- and how we can combat it together.” 

A play list is available of twenty-three TED Talks that are devoted to racism. Our LWVNCC TED leader Kay encourages you to view the playlist. One particularly moving talk is presented by Kimberlé Crenshaw, entitled The Urgency of Intersectionality.

Though the talk by Ms. Crenshaw is highly recommended and may bring you to tears, the TED Talk chosen for this month is Racism Has A Cost for Everyone by Heather McGhee. This talk was selected in that it steps away from the emotional aspects of racism to highlight the reality of the position. Ms. McGhee notes that; “Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color.”  In this talk, Ms. McGhee points out the cost of being racially divided.

Heather C. McGhee is a public policy expert who designs and promotes solutions to inequality in America.  She works to show what individuals, governments and the private sector can do to help the country live up to its ideals.

Join us for an engaging discussion on Ms. McGhee’s insights into “how racism fuels bad policymaking and drains our economic potential” from your location via Zoom on June 20 at 1:00.