What Coming Out as Trans Taught Me About Islamophobia | J Mase III | TEDxLosGatos İndir

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  • 22 Eki 2018

  • Are you enabling social injustice without knowing it? J Mase III discusses steps to effect real change for social justice—steps that can save lives. J Mase III is a Black/trans/queer poet & educator based in Seattle by way of Philly. As an educator, Mase has worked with community members in the US, UK, and Canada on the needs of LGBTQIA folks in spaces such as K-12 schools, universities, faith communities and restricted care facilities.He is founder of awQward, the first trans and queer people of color talent agency. His work has been featured on MSNBC, Essence Live, Everyday Feminism, Black Girl Dangerous, the New York Times, Buzzfeed, the Root, theGrio, the Huffington Post and more. His current projects include being the head writer of the theatrical production, Black Bois and being co-editor of the #BlackTransPrayerBook. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx


  • Alexis Poole
    Alexis Poole 2 yıl önce

    Yes! The untrustworthiness of politeness!

  • That's MR. Lady to you
    That's MR. Lady to you 2 yıl önce

    your truth is so important and your perspective as a person who lives at so many intersections is incredibly valuable. folks dont understand and thats their problem- you are strong and smart and awesome

  • Seph
    Seph 2 yıl önce

    J Mase III says truths in such an unarguable way. Im so glad your words are out there for so many to hear and challenge themselves with.

  • Erika Jackson Kirkendall

    Thank you for challenging us all tondo better and be better.

  • J R
    J R 1 gün önce

    Oof this talk was so good! politeness is insidious and i think a lot of people don't realize how systems of oppression hide covertly under the guise of niceties

  • Urban Cleaves
    Urban Cleaves 1 yıl önce

    Way yo go J Mase III! So proud of you. "Keep on keepin' on..."

  • Mediocre White Male
    Mediocre White Male 9 ay önce

    such a vivid story of police brutality, I felt like I was there!

  • Justin
    Justin 6 ay önce

    grow up

  • Kristine Rose
    Kristine Rose 1 yıl önce

    this is so powerful - so layered and so real...thank you for sharing your experiences. it's helped me grow and understand better how my privilege manifests in the world. love, love, love your website too!! - you are my new definition of Brilliant and Brave :)

  • jcbreed77
    jcbreed77 1 yıl önce

    What goodies do you get in exchange for your politeness? Amazing. What a question! I am asking myself that question all the time thanks to this video. Keep the fire, J Mase III

  • InaudibleBoom
    InaudibleBoom 1 yıl önce

    All I got from it was, people like this can't be polite under stress, and can't let minor things go.

  • Slovenly Gulf City American

    the speaker is right, simple curiosity is in no way different from literal genocide and society is at its peak when we all treat each other with disdain and paranoia and when we all assume that everyone is out to get you based on the collectivist/intersectionalist mindset. maybe this individual (and i am aware that treating people like people instead of part of a herd is problematic) should sit down and really think about why he needs to be so hateful and project so hard the very bias he sees in everyone else.

  • Terri Stewart
    Terri Stewart 2 yıl önce

    Thank you for this view into politeness. Maybe if we're not polite in the face of ridiculosity like Rumor81, these types of comments would cease.