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Black self, white world: lessons on internalized racism | Jabari Lyles | TEDxTysonsSalon

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Community leader, activist and educator Jabari Lyles discusses his personal journey to understanding and loving himself as a black man, in spite of growing up among a predominantly white community.

Jabari Lyles is an educator, nonprofit leader and community leader in Baltimore, Maryland. His work focuses on positive outcomes for youth and the LGBTQ community, especially LGBTQ youth of color. He is currently Director of the Maryland chapter of GLSEN, the leading national organization championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 schools.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at