Nydia Han • TEDxPhiladelphia
#ThisIsAmerica: Why I'm rethinking my viral video
Nydia Han is a TV news anchor and investigative reporter. Her Facebook response to a driver who yelled, “This is America” at her Asian face went viral and sparked a nationwide debate about race, racism, and the American experience. That alone was unexpected. But the real surprise is uncovered when Nydia tracks down her social media critics, even those who don't want to be found, and sits down with these people “on the other side.” In this very entertaining and vulnerable talk, Nydia shares the unexpected findings of her personal investigation to understand who and what is really behind our country’s deep divisions on a variety of issues. The lessons revealed can be used by all of us trying to navigate our divisive culture or just get through Thanksgiving dinner.