Being Comfortable being Uncomfortable: Conversation about Race | Shane Knight | TEDxMoreauCatholicHS

Being Comfortable being Uncomfortable: Conversation about Race | Shane Knight | TEDxMoreauCatholicHS

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At a time of great need in the school community, teachers and administrators called upon Shane to speak in front of the entire school, to present his ideas in an assembly designed to help facilitate an “uncomfortable but necessary” conversation on race relations. Now, presenting these powerful ideas in this TEDx talk, Shane recalls that moment of trial, and continues to challenge every student and every teacher across the nation to embrace the discomfort, and to connect with service officers to become more educated about race in America and the cultures and stories of each person they encounter. Shane Knight is the president of the Black Student Union and captain of the varsity basketball team. Shane has given numerous talks during his high school career tackling topics about race and leading change at his school with a mission to dismantle racial stigma and inspire students to reach out to each other to listen and truly hear one another's stories. Shane will be attending the University of Arizona in August, majoring in Criminal Justice with a minor in Pre-Law. Shane plans to become a lawyer to ignite others in the justice system to address systemic problems with racism. Through this work, he plans to give back to the neighborhood that helped raise him. Shane would like to thank his friends and family for inspiring him to be the change he wants to see in the world! This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx