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4 Great Ted Talks on Equity


Got 20 minutes? Want to learn more? Here are 4 Ted Talks to get you thinking about equity in new


1. Eliminating Microaggressions: The Next Level of Inclusion | Tiffany Alvoid | TEDxOakland - YouTube


Alvoid defines microaggressions and walks the viewer through examples, deconstructing each. She discusses the power of the pause before speaking and concludes that “thinking about something before I say it is a form of kindness”.


About the Speaker - Tiffany Alvoid

Length – About 8 min


2. Anindya Kundu: The "opportunity gap" in US public education -- and how to close it | TED Talk


Hear more about the opportunity and resource gaps among schools and the corresponding costs to the economy – and our democracy - when societies do not nurture the potential of all students.


Quote: “We’re going to have to realize that our gaps in student outcomes are not so much about achievement, as they are about opportunity”.


About the Speaker - https://anindyakundu.com/

Length – About 8 min


3. Jennifer L. Eberhardt: How racial bias works -- and how to disrupt it | TED Talk


Eberhardt outlines the personal and societal costs of racial bias, including the impact racial bias has on discipline in schools. She discusses factors which exacerbate bias and those which “muffle it” – with compelling examples.


Quote:In a recent study, we’re finding that teachers treat black students as a group, but white students as individuals.”

About the Speaker - Jennifer L. Eberhardt - Stanford University


Length – About 14 min


4. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story | TED Talk


This TED Talk is a must-listen. The author talks of her own journey as a student, a writer, a human. She has been reduced to the single story and has recognized times when she has accepted only a single story of others.


Quote: “I've always felt that it is i

mpossible to engage properly with a place or a person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person. The consequence of the single story is this: It robs people of dignity. It makes our recognition of our equal humanity difficult. It emphasizes how we are different rather than how we are similar”.


About the Speaker - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie | Official Author Website

Length – About 18 min




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