Unchallenged, these myths can distract us from the real work that needs to be done and the real issues that must be addressed to end racism, says researcher and political scientist Candis Watts Smith PhD. Here's what you should know.Continue reading
Why you should listen
Candis Smith is a scholar, writer, parent, spouse, friend and a dreamer of a post-racist world and a more equitable future.
Smith has written three books that work toward this vision: Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity, Racial Stasis: The Millennial Generation and the Stagnation of Racial Attitudes in American Politics and Stay Woke: A People's Guide to Making All Black Lives Matter.
She is a political scientist at Duke University, coming back home after a ride around the country -- taking stops at Texas A&M, Williams College, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Penn State, where she fell in love with TED.