How do we eliminate prejudice? Heather McGhee, an American political commentator and political strategist, delivers an amazing response to that question and shows us why we need to start and continue the conversation. When Gary admitted on air to Heather that he was prejudiced, and that he wanted to change and become a better American, Heather answered back with compassion and talked to him about ways that could help him. In a beautiful coda to this encounter, Heather traveled to North Carolina to meet with Gary and continue their conversation. Click here to watch this 2-minute video.
Click below to watch Heather’s subsequent TED Talk about her visit with Gary — and how racism has a cost for everyone. "Our fates are linked," she says. "It costs us so much to remain divided."
Additional Resources & Information
Schultz, H., & Chandrasekaran, R. (2017, October 17). Upstanders A Racists Rehabilitation. Starbucks.com. Retrieved January 17, 2022, from https://stories.starbucks.com/stories/2017/upstanders-a-racists-rehabilitation/