TED Talks - Society and Culture

TED Talks - Society and Culture

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Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don’t define you

In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says, "a drug dealer with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol." Jailed for second degr... Read more

June 23, 2014 | 12 min

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct fl... Read more

June 19, 2014 | 4 min

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)

Plenty of good things are done in the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too. But what is religion, exactly — is it good or bad, in and of its... Read more

June 16, 2014 | 15 min

AJ Jacobs: The world's largest family reunion … we're all invited!

You may not know it yet, but AJ Jacobs is probably your cousin (many, many times removed). Using genealogy websites, he’s been following the unexpecte... Read more

June 13, 2014 | 10 min

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