A history of integration: how we address self-segregation | Byron Burkhalter | TEDxSeattleSalon

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Look at two models of integration and see how they continue to play out today. As tendencies to self-segregate persist, how will we as people and organizations come together? This talk explores how we can better understand our context, and work to improve our multi-racial United States. This video is part 1 of a 2 part interview hosted by Phil Klein and held on July 25, 2020. Byron Burkhalter earned his doctorate in Sociology from UCLA and focuses on issues of race, biracial identity, whiteness and multiracial political coalitions in US history, as he has for more than 30 years. He has taught at universities, spoken at large public rallies and published numerous pieces on these issues. His writings examine racial and sexual discrimination in the workplace, and explore the relevance of race in interracial relationships and racial and ethnic identities in online communities. He also helps groups of people do the hard work to recognize the privileges afforded them by the racism and white supremacy systemic in their everyday lives. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx