How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them.

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.

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxBeaconStreet, an independent event. TED's editors chose to feature it for you.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER Vernā Myers · Diversity advocate dedicated to promoting meaningful, lasting diversity in the workplace.

Racial Taboo: The Edenton Experience

https://vimeo.com/133728521 A small number of people can have a big positive impact on a community and each other. See how residents of one traditionally conservative southern town have grown as people and are improving their community.

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Developmental Disabilities Training Series

This series of online developmental disabilities training courses was developed in partnership with Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station - Cooperative Extension. Designed to expand your understanding of different conditions, training covers topics including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, Tourette Syndrome, and others. Learn about the indicators, learning styles, and behaviors commonly associated with each disability, how to prevent or address specific behaviors, and techniques to better engage individuals with developmental disabilities in your programs or services. Coursework also delves into the legal protections and accommodations that must be taken into account by educators and other professionals. Courses in this program are self-paced. Study on your own schedule, and customize your learning experience to match your individual goals. Take all five courses to earn your Mastery Badge, or take only the courses you’re most interested in.

Institution: Colorado State University Online URL: https://www.online.colostate.edu/badges/developmental-disabilities/


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