How to Deconstruct Racism, One Headline at a Time
TED Talk By Baratunde Thurston
This marvelously engaging TED Talk manages to convey profound insights into systemic racism with huge doses of humor. Baratunde Thurston, a writer, activist, and comedian who’s produced for The Daily Show and advised the Obama White House, is the executive producer and host of We’re Having A Moment, a limited-run podcast series that captures this defining moment of pandemic, policing, and race in the U.S. To watch this 17-minute video, click here.
Racial Trauma, Healing, and Storytelling with Comedian Baratunde Thurston
Comedian, commentator and writer Baratunde Thurston talks about using humor to address racial trauma. He says, “Pain is the glue that connects racial trauma and the healing that needs to happen with the laughter of a joke or a solid story.” Sometimes humor can open up a way to take on the responsibility that belongs to each of us to participate in honest, powerful and moving experiences and pursue this racial healing journey together. Click here to watch this 6-minute interview.