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Day 3 | Elimination of Racial Discrimination TED Talks

Foothills Community Immigrant Services in partnership with the Foothills Baha'i Faith group, the Town of Okotoks, the Okotoks Library and Okotoks Cinema will be presenting 5 days of diversity awareness and anti-racism information leading up to March 21.


Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing. Unconscious bias is far more prevalent than conscious prejudice and often incompatible with one’s conscious values.


Check out this Ted Talk to learn more about unconscious biases.

What does my headscarf mean to you? | Yassmin Abdel-Magied | https://youtu.be/18zvlz5CxPE

Additional TED TALKS:

What Needs to Change to Address Systemic Racism in Canada Towards Indigenous People | Your Morning | https://youtu.be/eJCRqD4vepU

Facing Racism: What You Can Do to Fight Injustice | Dan Gannon | https://youtu.be/XUMUhdythVM


What it Takes to be Racially Literate | Priya Vulchi & Winona Guo | https://youtu.be/Bs2Fv3YiSFM


Racism Has a Cost for Everyone | Heather C. McGhee | https://youtu.be/eaCrsBtiYA4


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