Janet Stateman Posted about 1 year ago Should people be uninvited from TED talks due to not being Nonprofit? I have known Diane Hatz for many years as a tireless advocate of the sustainable food movement. She is a fair and inclusive person. I do not know specific details of the decision to uninvite you but I know Diane Hatz does not take lightly a decision that will upset or hurt someone's feelings. What I know for sure is that it is not because of your race, community or economic status. I can understand why you are hurt but it would be effective to try and work this matter out with the Institute and person who you have questions for instead of making assumptions. I think it is also important to remember that being white does not automatically equal affluence or having the benefit of an affluent upbringing.