Where do stereotypes come from? Why do some perceptions persist, and is there any truth or value to the assumptions we make? These TED speakers examine those questions and more with these stories. Listen to them all here: http://n.pr/1ua1EOm
  1. What’s the line between stereotyping, celebrating culture? http://n.pr/1xWAsTX
    Playwright and performer Sarah Jones has a chameleon-like ability to change personas. Through these personas, she explores the fine line between stereotyping and celebrating different ethnic groups.
  2. Can comedy break stereotypes? http://n.pr/1160NEh
    Comedian Maz Jobrani has played his share of evil bearded guys in turbans, but portraying those stereotypes started to depress him. Now, he works out his frustrations about Hollywood’s typecasting through his stand-up.
  3. How can first impressions mislead us? http://n.pr/1yF06fK
    Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.
  4. What does it mean to be “articulate”? http://n.pr/1v9ilgq
    Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.
  5. Why do we create stereotypes? http://n.pr/1zoNGtA
    Psychologist Paul Bloom explains why prejudice is natural, rational and even moral — the key is to understand why we depend on it, and recognize when it leads us astray.