Kantwon Rogers Tackles Racism In The LGBT Community During His TED Talk

Submitted by Take Out on Thu, 04/25/2019 - 15:51

Kantwon’s talk is about racism pertaining to dating and attraction (with particular interest in the LGBT+ community) and how everyone can work to fix this. Kantwon is a 1st year Computer Science PhD student at Georgia Tech from Huntsville, AL. He is a professional student trying to avoid the real world and actual adulthood. He is passionate about education and is a die-hard Serena Williams fan. His goal is to illuminate the issue of sexual racism which is often seen as acceptable (and not even a form of racism) within today's society. Additionally, the LGBT+ "community" is marketed as one of full inclusivity, but this is not the reality lived by LGBT+ people of color. Additionally, often, the burden is placed on the oppressed in order to fix their condition, but this is a flawed approach, and he hopes to help educate people in order to alleviate this burden. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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