Race Forward: The Mindset of Equality

Insights and tools to create a more equitable and inclusive future.

Baratunde Thurston

Author, Activist, Comedian

Tianna Bartoletta

Two-time Olympian

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre

Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft

The Inner Work at the Heart of Racial Equality

Listen

Understand racial inequality by listening to those who experience it.

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Learn

Gain insights and develop a new set of cognitive skills to create an equitable future.

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Engage

Taking actions makes this moment a turning point for real change.

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Listen

Bridging the racial divide starts with hearing the voices of those who have been marginalized. We need to listen with the intent to understand, not with the intent to reply. A beginner’s mind.

Listening is the foundation of good communication and an essential skill for great leadership. It builds trust, empathy and opens us to new ways of understanding ourselves and the world around us

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Let’s Change the Narrative

Baratunde Thurston

Activist, Comedian

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Healing Racial Trauma

Resmaa Menakem

Therapist, Author, Expert on Racialized Trauma

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On Being Selectively Mute

Tianna Bartoletta

Olympian, three-time gold medalist

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Humor Can Break Down Barriers

Baratunde Thurston

Activist, Comedian

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Choosing Integrity Over Fear

Resmaa Menakem

Therapist, Author, Expert on Racialized Trauma

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After the Closing Ceremony

Tianna Bartoletta

Olympian, three-time gold medalist

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Two Selves

Michael Bennett

NFL, Seattle Seahawks (ret.)

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Internalized Oppression

Baratunde Thurston

Activist, Comedian

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Embracing Discomfort

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre

Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft

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“Fear of the answer is not a good reason to avoid the question.”

Baratunde Thurston, Activist, Comedian

Learn

Protests and demonstrations have pushed race to the center of our social discourse, challenging us to reflect on the role of race, power and privilege. How can we build the internal skill sets to create the change we want to see in the world? What do we need to learn, or un-learn to move forward?

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Movements Can Co-Exist

Shea Serrano

Mexican-American journalist, author, former teacher

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Navigating Difficult Conversations

Tianna Bartoletta

Olympian, three-time gold medalist

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A Split in Perceptions

Baratunde Thurston

Activist, Comedian

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Generational Racial Trauma

Resmaa Menakem

Therapist, Author, Expert on Racialized Trauma

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Code Switching

Selema Masekela

Activist, Comedian

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Anchor in Authenticity

Tianna Bartoletta

Olympian, three-time gold medalist

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Lead with Vulnerability

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre

Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft

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Responding to Racism

Gary Tyler

Wrongfully imprisoned 41 years, Angola State Prison

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Ideas of Blackness

Baratunde Thurston

Activist, Comedian

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“Without forgiveness, you can never move forward because you’ll always be clouded by the things you dwell on.”

Gary Tyler, Wrongfully imprisoned 41 years, Angola State Prison

Engage

Listening and learning are essential steps but not enough to redress the racial injustices and inequities in our culture. We need to take action, starting with ourselves. To really transform our culture’s understanding of race and equality, we must first look within and be willing to confront our own beliefs, attitudes, thoughts and perspectives. The real work is messy and challenging, but that internal transformation drives change in the world.

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Fixing Racism Requires All of Us

Baratunde Thurston

Activist, Comedian

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Empathy Can Drive Social Change

Selema Masakela

TV Host, Journalist

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Growth Mindset in Action

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre

Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft

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Equality Requires Sacrifice

Shea Serrano

Mexican-American journalist, author, former teacher

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On Forgiveness

Gary Tyler

Wrongfully imprisoned 41 years, Angola State Prison

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Three Things to Do

Baratunde Thurston

Activist, Comedian

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On Stereotypes

Selema Masakela

TV Host, Journalist

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Promoting Racial Equality at Work

Lindsay-Rae McIntyre

Chief Diversity Officer, Microsoft

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On Empathy and Gratitude

Gary Tyler

Wrongfully imprisoned 41 years, Angola State Prison

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“There has to be a willingness to ask the question, to use the wrong word, to risk being misunderstood.”

Tianna Bartoletta, Olympian, three-time gold medalist