5 Times My Skin Color Did Not Kill Me | Jared Paul | TEDxVail

Why is it that so much of white America is unwilling to talk about race, racial violence, or inequality without feeling the need to defend themselves?

Jared examines his experience clashing with police as a hetero white male, with instances where black and brown Americans had similar interactions, but received vastly different treatment.

Jared challenges white America to view racial violence objectively. Are you willing to really listen and put yourself in his shoes or any of the shoes of those he compares himself to? You may be genuinely shocked.

Jared Paul is a writer, performance artist, and organizer from Providence, Rhode Island. He is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist and has been a featured poet at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Brave New Voices, Post Secret, South By Southwest Music Festival, and Netroots Nation.

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