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50 years of racism -- why silence isn’t the answer | James A. White Sr. | TEDxColumbus
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50 years of racism -- why silence isn’t the answer | James A. White Sr. | TEDxColumbus

Bringing reflections and the reality of race relations in USA, Jim White Sr. provides a lens that goes back 53 years from his first experience with discrimination, coupling it with how he's struggling to provide counsel to his grandsons facing the same bias. This talk was the first time he's shared this provocative and heartbreaking story in public after his decision to be silent no more. James A. White Sr. is a Master Training Management Consultant and Executive Coach. As owner and operator of Performance Consulting Services, a business performance training, development, consulting and coaching firm in Columbus, Ohio, James is dedicated to sharing his experiences, insight, enthusiasm and passion with all people. With over 25 years of corporate, K-12/College education, and government experience, James is committed to the training and development of individuals, groups and organizations. He has conducted training consulting in over 34 school districts throughout the United States of America. In addition to his formal degreed education from MATA Drafting College, Capital University and The Ohio State University, James has acquired over 30 corporate certifications in performance training programs/initiatives. He has also accumulated tens of thousands of hours of platform delivery experience in the classroom environment. To date, James has successfully trained over 250,000 thousand people. As a result of his education, entrepreneurship and employment history with the Xerox Corporation, Wang Laboratories, Digital Equipment Corporation and the United States Air Force, James has a rich array of diverse business experiences, which positions him with a wealth of unique and valuable resources, skills and success tools. He is known for his humorous, yet real world and impactful, informative training style. James has recently co-authored a book on the topic of diversity, culture, consciousness, inclusion and integrity entitled: A Better World: Understanding How Your Personal Operating System Affects Culture, Diversity & Inclusion. Jim’s philosophy is; once you put your mind to it (with the appropriate tools, skills and resources), you can overcome any of life’s many obstacles and challenges… As a 17- year-old inner city, high school dropout with the disability of Dyslexia, he entered the U.S. Air Force, received his G.E.D and served his Country as an Air Policeman and Top Security Draftsman. James is devoted and extensively involved with his family, student education and community health and stability. In his commitment to the growth, development and advancement of all people, Jim has inspired people of all races, genders and backgrounds to take the steps necessary to achieve their goals and objectives. He truly believes we all are our brother and sister’s keeper. The success of America lies in the hands of each individual U.S.A. citizen. Success will only be achieved through access, opportunity, equity and collective and shared responsibility. A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Each individual must develop their skills, talents, strengths and passion in the achievement of performance excellence. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Black Panthers White Lies | Curtis Austin | TEDxOhioStateUniversity
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Black Panthers White Lies | Curtis Austin | TEDxOhioStateUniversity

What made the Black Panther Party successful, as well as politically dangerous? In his very personal talk, activist and historian, Dr. Curtis Austin tells his story of being labeled a 'felon' as a result of his research on the Black Panther Party. Dr. Austin details the major successes of the Black Panther Party and the key action behind those successes. Using his personal experience, years of research, and some gruesome realities, Dr. Austin contextualizes the recent outcry by people across the United States against the legacy of the Black Panther Party and the Black Power Movement. Dr. Curtis Austin is an Associate Professor in the Department of African American and African Studies (AAAS) at the Ohio State University. He received his B.A. and M.A. in U.S. History from the University of Southern Mississippi and his Ph.D. in American History from Mississippi State University. While serving as Director of Undergraduate Studies in AAAS, Austin teaches courses on the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, the Black freedom struggle, and the history of American race relations. He is currently writing a book on the Black Power Movement and conducting research for a book that examines the history of radicalism in Black liberation movements. Dr. Austin has won numerous awards that honor his work including the C. Peter Magrath University Community Engagement Award and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Award. In 2007, his book, "Up Against the Wall: Violence in the Making and Unmaking of the Black Panther Party", won the Choice Library Journal’s Outstanding Academic Book Award. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx