Black Self / White World - lessons on internalized racism | Jabari Lyles | TEDxTysonsSalon

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  • Published on Dec 18, 2017
  • Community leader, activist and educator Jabari Lyles discusses his personal journey to understanding and loving himself as a Black man, in spite of growing up among a predominantly white community. Jabari Lyles is an educator, nonprofit leader and community leader in Baltimore, Maryland. His work focuses on positive outcomes for youth and the LGBTQ community, especially LGBTQ youth of color. He is currently Director of the Maryland chapter of GLSEN, the leading national organization championing LGBTQ issues in K-12 schools. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at www.ted.com/tedx

Comments • 224

  • HuskerfanMargarita
    HuskerfanMargarita 7 hours ago

    Another privileged suburban brat indoctrinated by gender studies...

  • Honey Punch
    Honey Punch 2 days ago

    Many hugs to you

  • Rebecca Kamara
    Rebecca Kamara 6 days ago

    Can I just say how powerful and eye opening this is. This has put words and language to a lot of issues in my life. To say am grateful would be an understatement.

  • Tony Williams
    Tony Williams 23 days ago

    Well done sir. 👏👏👏

  • debe wish4
    debe wish4 Month ago +6

    That's why "certain" ppl. want us to shut up about our continued oppression

    • Graham Thomas
      Graham Thomas 2 days ago

      Like whites who are oppressed in non white are told to shut up

  • Gazzara5
    Gazzara5 Month ago

    We are all ticked off by "microaggressions," most of which have nothing to do with race. We will never meet this man's impossible standards. he should look inward himself. Maybe he is offending white people too.

  • infiniteuniversalthinking

    This was brilliant ! I can relate and unfortunately I learned the same way he did at 27 years old. It's embarrassing,

  • Tasha Washington
    Tasha Washington Month ago +1

    His statements only proved that there is still a divide of color even amongst the affluent. We can only begin to make an impact if we blacks separate ourselves from the capitalistic 'melting pot' we call America. Only then will the only resource blacks have-the human resource- be of any value.

  • Derek Lowe
    Derek Lowe Month ago

    American blacks are the fattest oppressed people in history...
    What is africa doing for non-blacks?

  • Chris B
    Chris B Month ago +1

    A drop of yellow dye in a pool of blue water.

    • tinasprincess
      tinasprincess Month ago

      ...the most powerful drivinf force 2 most!

  • Andrew D. Harris
    Andrew D. Harris Month ago

    I am sick of American propaganda, and God is too. We have needed less of speeches from heretics like Dr. King who was in adultery. We have needed a back to Africa movement in this nation for a long time. African Americans are cursed to be here in the land of Shem, and it's going to end badly if they don't go home because it's their destiny if they remain here instead of the West African seaboard. Listen to the words long written down from Jubilees 1:27-32:

    In the fourth week in the first year [1688 A.M.] in the beginning thereof in the four and thirtieth jubilee, were they dispersed from the land of Shinar.

    And Ham and his sons went into the land which he was to occupy, which he acquired as his portion in the land of the south.

    And Canaan saw the land of Lebanon to the river of Egypt, that it was very good, and he went not into the land of his inheritance to the west (that is to) the sea, and he dwelt in the land of Lebanon, eastward and westward from the border of Jordan and from the border of the sea.

    And Ham, his father, and Cush and Mizraim his brothers said unto him: 'Thou hast settled in a land which is not thine, and which did not fall to us by lot: do not do so; for if thou dost do so, thou and thy sons will fall in the land and (be) accursed through sedition; for by sedition ye have settled, and by sedition will thy children fall, and thou shalt be rooted out for ever.

    Dwell not in the dwelling of Shem; for to Shem and to his sons did it come by their lot.

    Cursed art thou, and cursed shalt thou be beyond all the sons of Noah, by the curse by which we bound ourselves by an oath in the presence of the holy judge, and in the presence of Noah our father.'

    • dujoshua
      dujoshua Month ago +2

      quit using religion to disguise your racism. we're here to stay and there is literally nothing you can do about it.

  • Moseh Freeman
    Moseh Freeman Month ago +3

    Cleveland Jr. is right... 😶

  • Ibrahim Gassama
    Ibrahim Gassama Month ago

    Great soul .

  • Courtney Henley
    Courtney Henley Month ago +1

    I disagree with this concept of us being "rewarded" for adopting certain habits. It's not true. We are always being discriminated against even if we grow up in privilege or white neighborhoods.

  • Allen Landis
    Allen Landis Month ago +9

    Recap: I thought whites and blacks got along fine until I went to college and learned racism.

  • welcome1971
    welcome1971 Month ago

    Through no fault of their own....I beg to differ.

  • Mrs. Lindsey
    Mrs. Lindsey Month ago +8

    THIS was amazing. Thank you Jabari!!

  • Froo Froo
    Froo Froo Month ago

    oh gd .. whats wrong with these people

  • Cal .W
    Cal .W Month ago +5

    Thank you for sharing your story, you did great, I’m sure that took a lot of courage, Keep up the great work jabari

    • Cal .W
      Cal .W Month ago

      Gazzara5 To speak your truth takes a lot of courage, that’s vulnerability for you. Check the context next time...

    • Gazzara5
      Gazzara5 Month ago

      What courage? What can anyone possibly do to him that he won't turn to his advantage? I doubt very much anyone will try to harm him.

  • Mark Meiri
    Mark Meiri Month ago +2

    Im not really sure what the point of this is? So he grew up in a place of privilege and now he resents it? Ok I get what it is to enjoy your culture - so enjoy. And before you comment to me, just know that I'm from a smaller minority group than he is.

  • Marlena Sien
    Marlena Sien Month ago +7

    If a woman wears a suit, is she internalizing sexism? Why can't she wear a dress and be strong?
    MAYBE SHE JUST WANTS TO BE COMFORTABLE.

  • Duane King
    Duane King Month ago +11

    Preference for Medium Rare Steaks 😂😂

  • Otto Green, Jr.
    Otto Green, Jr. Month ago +1

    Excellent!!!

  • PaganHater TheHeathenSlayah

    Went through a similar situation like this. Same thing to a tee, almost

  • lulapaloozah
    lulapaloozah Month ago +4

    Yassssss i criedddd this was BEAUTIFUL

  • NPC NOIR
    NPC NOIR Month ago

    Obese sjw complaining? Absolutely shocking.

  • NPC NOIR
    NPC NOIR Month ago +2

    Identity politics yawnnnn

  • david nichols
    david nichols Month ago +2

    I'll put this nicely: Whites think Blacks are strange. The races CAN'T live together.

    • david nichols
      david nichols Month ago

      @homerun ! Whites think Blacks generally comport themselves strangely, such as in how they carry themselves, walk, talk, dance, etc.

    • homerun !
      homerun ! Month ago

      david nichols why are blacks strange?

    • david nichols
      david nichols Month ago

      @boom boom Unless it's true.

    • boom boom
      boom boom Month ago

      then stop acting like it. dummies yap all day. talk is cheap.

  • Caira Lee
    Caira Lee 2 months ago +1

    Beautiful talk 🌺

  • Yes, I expect you to read all of it.

    Yeah it's the internalized racism that people try to sweep under the rug. There are more minorities growing up in privileged backgrounds now, so it's just another layer of confusion dumped onto the first problem which was racism primarily. Now race and class lines are getting blurred and that's confusing the more dimwitted people in our society.

    • Mary Lamb
      Mary Lamb 2 days ago

      Yes, I expect you to read all of it.
      It shouldnt really cinfuse anyone.
      The racial divide us quickly disappearing. The news media and the various social medias keep it going. Without it they wont make any money. RU-clip is the worse.

  • JerseySlayer
    JerseySlayer 2 months ago +6

    Way to expose mild inconveniences I could've shared about being a white male picking up Hispanic co-workers from the block and being prejudiced and profiled as a drug addict. Or the fact that I'm prejudiced against for being 32 but only 5'7 with a young face so I constantly get second-guessed as young and inexperienced or not commanding or intimidating. How about the oppression I face for coming up on food-stamps and being looked at by these intersectionality-lovers as "privileged" even though my family was 5-10 years behind every other middle-class family in America until 2014? Ridiculous. Prejudice isn't racism. Life oppresses everyone. We're raising a bunch of babies who feel entitled even though they live in the freest, most accepting, most multi-culturally diverse, most ethical county in the world. And the real crime is that this nonsense is resulting in real racism, real bigotry, explicit bigotry against white men. Look up postmodernism. Look up intersectionality. Look up the Sokal Squared Hoax, and see what they exposed about what was being taught in colleges. This fake compassion-driven racism is unbelievable, and you people just eat it up because you think with your heart and you don't look at the big picture or think with your head. Absolutely amazing. 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

    • MoistCake
      MoistCake 14 days ago

      JerseySlayer I don’t think you’ll ever understand

  • Khaled Hussain
    Khaled Hussain 2 months ago

    Did anyone else think this guy was a vocal artist?

  • Dragonaut111
    Dragonaut111 2 months ago +5

    Identity politics again brilliant, I love categorising entire groups of people by generic traits just like actual racists do. How about we start seeing individuals instead of group think and perhaps maybe our political, societal and economic conversations will actually bring us together instead of dividing us.

  • DistortedV12
    DistortedV12 2 months ago +22

    This is my same story. More white people need to hear this.

  • Damian A
    Damian A 2 months ago

    Jabari if you read this lose some weight. It's unhealthy the way you look.

    • Whitney Forte
      Whitney Forte Month ago +1

      Damian A if you read this grow some balls to go and say that to his face I bet you won’t!

  • ESAUdi Arabia
    ESAUdi Arabia 2 months ago +4

    "Immigrants have the power to change the outcome of elections & to change the face of pale, male, stale leadership."
    TEDx

  • asem TI
    asem TI 2 months ago +2

    victimized blackout

  • Niesha Telemacque
    Niesha Telemacque 2 months ago +6

    Replace the system of racism with one of Truth and justice!

    • Pierre Toussaint
      Pierre Toussaint Month ago

      @Niesha Telemacque yep they just took the signs down colored and white social media has brought it back to the light

    • Beri bee
      Beri bee Month ago

      @The Genius I disagree totally. The amount of racism remains the same. But, I'm guessing maybe it our definitions of racism which might be causing my disagreement? What is your definition of racism?

    • Niesha Telemacque
      Niesha Telemacque 2 months ago +3

      @The Genius there's not less racism. It's just a lot more subtle!

    • The Genius
      The Genius 2 months ago +2

      There is very little racism nowadays compared to how much there was back in the day

  • Walter Hart
    Walter Hart 2 months ago

    So goooood! ❤️

  • Kahlil Brown
    Kahlil Brown 2 months ago +15

    7:49
    unfortunately I think we all already know the answer to that question...

    • tinasprincess
      tinasprincess Month ago +1

      Exactly! N he does the same...which is y he presented it . . . u jus a ANOTHER "more" protected class superceeding ya race. *blackness* I'm unimpressed

  • Johnathan Shore
    Johnathan Shore 2 months ago

    Anyone who hates leftist and wants to make them look bad should share this video

  • Johnathan Shore
    Johnathan Shore 2 months ago +14

    When I was indoctrinated in college the repressed memories come back LOL

    • JerseySlayer
      JerseySlayer 6 hours ago

      HuskerfanMargarita that's the only kind of indoctrination that even happens at colleges today. It's the only ideology that's allowed to fester inside of a "liberal" institution. Nothing liberal about postmodernism.

    • HuskerfanMargarita
      HuskerfanMargarita 7 hours ago +1

      Jabari indoctrinated into another foot solider for gender studies...

    • JerseySlayer
      JerseySlayer 2 months ago

      What do you mean?

    • Ralph McBride
      Ralph McBride 2 months ago

      This exactly. Hard knock life is where true learning, if approached with an open mind, is a to be found.

  • Johnathan Shore
    Johnathan Shore 2 months ago +4

    The repressed memories LOL

  • H- TOWN
    H- TOWN 2 months ago +11

    Why are candace Owens and paris denard coming to mind?

    • Whitney Forte
      Whitney Forte Month ago +2

      Candace Owens is a paid lunatic who hasn’t seen the beast yet soon he’ll show up and remind her of who she is!

    • StartbyLooking InTheMirror
      StartbyLooking InTheMirror Month ago +1

      Because it's the same soup, warmed up

  • ResidualSelfImage
    ResidualSelfImage 2 months ago +12

    When you have to build a reputation from scratch - you have design control over the most basic premise of that reputation. (racism is a general-global attack of reputation based on skin color)

    • Ivan Trudeau
      Ivan Trudeau 2 months ago +1

      @duke william They get it they just pretend that they don't...acting 101

    • duke william
      duke william 2 months ago

      this what ive been saying to people all my life. they don't get it.

  • Gilt
    Gilt 2 months ago +6

    Great work... amazing message

  • dmac8671
    dmac8671 2 months ago +3

    Not racism... Prejudice

    • Pierre Toussaint
      Pierre Toussaint Month ago

      @Ralph McBride see I told you you'll give yourself away

    • Slickstar GB
      Slickstar GB Month ago +1

      Mark Noble facts

    • Mark Noble
      Mark Noble 2 months ago +11

      When a person or system operates by different standards based on the color of one's skin it's referred to as racism not prejudice.

  • coolsouth S
    coolsouth S 2 months ago +2

    English is our launguage. You were better off as an educated person.

  • coolsouth S
    coolsouth S 2 months ago +1

    Lol. Uhhhh ok.

  • R B
    R B 2 months ago +18

    Wow.. Very touching!
    Thank you for sharing your experience

  • D Mc
    D Mc 2 months ago +1

    Amazing.

  • Akwaaba B
    Akwaaba B 2 months ago

    Excellent!

  • Buster Biloxi
    Buster Biloxi 2 months ago +6

    Good guy. Testify!

  • Monsoon
    Monsoon 2 months ago +11

    Societal racism is the formalization of a set of institutional, historical, cultural, and interpersonal practices within a society that more often than not puts one social or ethnic group in a better position to succeed and at the same time disadvantages other groups in a consistent and constant matter that disparities .....

  • Nova Knows
    Nova Knows 3 months ago +17

    I had that happen to me trying to volunteer to feed the hungry.... smh. haven't volunteered since.

    • Eber Yahuan
      Eber Yahuan Month ago +1

      Nova Knows...do not let anyone stop you. Do what you were put here to do. Do not let the enemy win. Get back out there with your head held high!

    • JerseySlayer
      JerseySlayer 2 months ago +4

      Your country loves you. Your country wants you to succeed. Your society embraces you. Don't take it to heart. Don't let it define you, and don't become bitter, indifferent, resentful, or feel like a victim. We've made too much progress in this country to have intersectionality derail us and send us in a reverse-racism tailspin, and that's what I and many others see coming out of people who speak on these topics. God bless you for helping others, I'm sorry that you felt slighted, but remember to stay positive.

  • Mental Treats
    Mental Treats 3 months ago +2

    This is Cleveland Brown son.

  • Zak Adams
    Zak Adams 3 months ago +5

    This is ideological fabrication

    • Sc j
      Sc j 2 months ago +1

      shut up crakkker

  • Crystal Pistey-Lyhne
    Crystal Pistey-Lyhne 3 months ago +4

    Sweet, Witty , Young Man!! 😘😍😰😂💞

  • youknowversecity knews Don M Williams

    I admire your courage and or confidence continue peel the paint off of the walls of racism

    • robinsss
      robinsss 7 days ago +1

      trying to get blacks to assimilate into white culture is not racism
      …………….……………………………………………………………………….it's rewarding those who assimilate into the mainstream culture of the country

    • JerseySlayer
      JerseySlayer 2 months ago +1

      Until we're picking up the paint chips taste-testing them for leaden racism that may or may not exist on the superposition, quantum level the oppression. Way to expose mild inconveniences I could've shared about being a white male picking up Hispanic co-workers from the block and being prejudiced and profiled as a drug addict. Or the fact that I'm prejudiced against for being 32 but only 5'7 with a young face so I constantly get second-guessed as young and inexperienced or not commanding or intimidating. How about the oppression I face for coming up on food-stamps and being looked at by these intersectionality-lovers as "privileged" even though my family was 5-10 years behind every other middle-class family in America until 2014? Ridiculous. Prejudice isn't racism. Life oppresses everyone. We're raising a bunch of babies who feel entitled even though they live in the freest, most accepting, most multi-culturally diverse, most ethical county in the world. And the real crime is that this nonsense is resulting in real racism, real bigotry, explicit bigotry against white men. Look up postmodernism. Look up intersectionality. Look up the Sokal Squared Hoax, and see what they exposed about what was being taught in colleges. This fake compassion-driven racism is unbelievable, and you people just eat it up because you think with your heart and you don't look at the big picture or think with your head. Absolutely amazing. 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑

  • moneyrip1
    moneyrip1 3 months ago +3

    Sorry u were miseducated as a child, blame your parents bruh 🤷🏾‍♂️

    • Granny Reynolds
      Granny Reynolds 3 months ago

      moneyrip1
      🤦🏾‍♀️BLAME Parents , who were MISEDUCATED 🤔🙄😳

  • Porsche Abraham
    Porsche Abraham 3 months ago +1

    Go Jabari!

  • AJ Rolli
    AJ Rolli 3 months ago +5

    Loved meeting you at the BioMed conference!

  • E. Temuru
    E. Temuru 3 months ago +3

    You didn’t absorb upper class white people’s’ desire to be thin

  • David Wong
    David Wong 3 months ago +8

    Ok. Let's be clear. Racism defines people as a race. However, the people that buy into it are the ones that perpetuate it. Whether perpetrator or victim, they are both being racists. In inevitably, they both become race-centrric identities, thus both victims. ("Both" is used in the general.)

    • Arthur J
      Arthur J Month ago

      @RainbowRamble21 people will gladly answer questions. Just ask!!

    • Pierre Toussaint
      Pierre Toussaint Month ago

      Racism is an institution that we uphold in this country this country was built on racism

    • RainbowRamble21
      RainbowRamble21 3 months ago +3

      I always have a hard time figuring out if curiousity about someone which seems diffrent from you, is racismen or if it is ok. because is it ok to ask someone about stereotype things, in the hope to understand or do we have to be silent because it is nok ok?

  • Azzy Terror
    Azzy Terror 3 months ago +7

    This is key. 🔥

  • Larry Strode
    Larry Strode 3 months ago +5

    Internalized racism? How many times did you internalize chicken and donuts a day?!?

    • SS Robs
      SS Robs 2 months ago

      GachaKitty :3 Definitely the point.

    • virginia
      virginia 3 months ago +5

      that's really insulting

  • gaia
    gaia 3 months ago +1

    yas

  • #GodlyJuselabigCo
    #GodlyJuselabigCo 3 months ago +8

    Poverty is worse than racism :D

  • Tiffany Davis
    Tiffany Davis 3 months ago +146

    The micro aggressions will definitely drain you eventually.

    • robinsss
      robinsss 6 days ago

      what do you mean blindsiding ?

    • App App
      App App 6 days ago

      If you want to protect what deliberate blindsiding will grant you that’s fine. Just come out and say it. It does exist.

    • robinsss
      robinsss 7 days ago

      trying to get blacks to assimilate into white culture is not racism
      …………….……………………………………………………………………….it's rewarding those who assimilate into the mainstream culture of the country…………….…………………………………………………………………….there's only one way to speak English properly…………….……………………………………………………………...everything else is broken English which will prevent you from getting a job

    • Qu AudioReact
      Qu AudioReact Month ago

      JerseySlayer you don’t even know what racism is at this point

  • Delta RangerSealNinja
    Delta RangerSealNinja 4 months ago +7

    Im white and hated for it.

    • Killsocialmedia
      Killsocialmedia 8 days ago

      We are the new jews

    • MoistCake
      MoistCake 14 days ago

      Delta RangerSealNinja being stripped of the power you had will feel like hatred. Don’t nobody hate you.

  • Kim Hill
    Kim Hill 4 months ago +3

    Excellent

  • Tahira Solombela
    Tahira Solombela 4 months ago +1

    Thank you for this.

  • Jeffrey Morton
    Jeffrey Morton 4 months ago +68

    The US was founded on principles of greed and sociopathic brutality - and hasn't changed a bit since day one. Broken treaties prove our government's word has no honor, and its insatiable imperialistic lust has spread across the globe. Unfortunately, trying to educate narcissistic, privileged, brainwashed snowflakes about systemic racism in America is like trying to teach Cruella, my Doberman Pinscher, how to can peaches...

    • Graham Thomas
      Graham Thomas 2 days ago

      Bla bla bla bla bla

    • Joanne Wright
      Joanne Wright 3 days ago

      robinsss 😂🤣😂🤣😂

    • robinsss
      robinsss 7 days ago

      America was founded on principles of liberty and fairness with few exceptions

  • Sonya Tinsley
    Sonya Tinsley 4 months ago +6

    I really like this speech more than the others. Great job and you seem very authentic.

  • Ann
    Ann 4 months ago +14

    Loved this talk! Excellent!

  • Snacky McGoo
    Snacky McGoo 4 months ago +2

    Are there any blacks who aren't professional racists? Please send me links to blacks who aren't consumed by their own racism while pointing at everyone else for their alleged racism.

  • Crazy Bernie
    Crazy Bernie 5 months ago +9

    More proof that liberalism poisons everything. Seriously, what problems are solved out of this type of thinking ???????

  • Fat Dictator
    Fat Dictator 5 months ago +45

    As an Asian I feel the same racism in America by whites, thank you for sharing.

    • Lydia C
      Lydia C 2 months ago +3

      The same? I wasn't aware that so many Asians were shot and killed by the police... ?

  • stimproid
    stimproid 5 months ago +8

    So victim mentality is a taught construct, not a learned one....That's amazing.

  • Roy Henry
    Roy Henry 5 months ago +17

    He's a big guy from upper class who studied gender at college. Sounds like privilege to me.

    • Jasmine Phillips
      Jasmine Phillips Month ago

      He did state that he experienced some forms of privilege...soooo ya. Maybe you could re-watch the video and get all of the other bits of juicy goodness that really are phenomenal from his speech. :)

    • matma01
      matma01 4 months ago +4

      I will pray that you get common sense so you can see beyond your own space!

  • Nicolaus Volentius
    Nicolaus Volentius 5 months ago

    Isn't African American vernacular English just an evolution of "Southern" English spoken by many white people?

    • Nicolaus Volentius
      Nicolaus Volentius 3 months ago

      @Baybay Bouquet DarkMatterQ Writing a complete sentence doesn't matter? I guess so.

    • Baybay Bouquet DarkMatterQ
      Baybay Bouquet DarkMatterQ 3 months ago

      @Nicolaus Volentius doesn't matter.

    • Nicolaus Volentius
      Nicolaus Volentius 3 months ago

      "As with most African-American English, African-American Vernacular English shares a large portion of its grammar and phonology with the rural dialects of the Southern United States, and especially older Southern American English, due to historical connections to the region. "
      -Wikipedia, You can check the citations.
      Pretty much the same thing, just the people have different colored skin.

    • Psychopath
      Psychopath 4 months ago

      Obviously he is talking about Gullah.

  • Hotep Muh Dyk Amen Ra Nnngggrrr

    Always good for the parents to teach the hatred of the past to their children.

    • Dershon Pinkston
      Dershon Pinkston Month ago

      and this is why this country will eventually face the same judgment from God other nation of like-minded faced.

  • L Nicole
    L Nicole 6 months ago +34

    This is the story of my life.

    • robinsss
      robinsss 7 days ago

      trying to get blacks to assimilate into white culture is not racism
      …………….……………………………………………………………………….it's rewarding those who assimilate into the mainstream culture of the country

    • Pierre Toussaint
      Pierre Toussaint Month ago +1

      @Sc j didn't you get it he's trying to get him some midnight integration

    • Sc j
      Sc j 2 months ago +2

      @Ralph McBride bullsit. Whites don't experience racism.

  • Sistadelphia
    Sistadelphia 6 months ago

    Like...we didn’t name you “Jabari” for you to be all immersed in white culture...

    -Jabari’s parents

  • englishgal234
    englishgal234 6 months ago +5

    Great presentation.

  • MackMainSupreme's Down Souf Muzik

    This is America.

    • Whitney Forte
      Whitney Forte Month ago

      MackMainSupreme's Down Souf Muzik this is the land of the AmerIndians so what’s your excuse?

  • LowerTheVolumeUp
    LowerTheVolumeUp 7 months ago +21

    This is a powerful message. Thanks for sharing this Jabari.

  • Ngasiirwe Katushabe
    Ngasiirwe Katushabe 7 months ago +4

    🔥🔥🔥

  • Kirauni Africa
    Kirauni Africa 7 months ago +70

    Live in your greatness. Don't let anyone silence you. Go.Teach.LoveYourSelf

  • Tosin O.
    Tosin O. 7 months ago +28

    Thanks and just to let people know reverse racism isn't real

    • Regular Dude
      Regular Dude 3 months ago +2

      It isn't real. Reverse racism is just racism.

    • Bat Shit Crazy
      Bat Shit Crazy 3 months ago +5

      Your right. It’s all just racism. Every race is capable of it and whites didn’t invent it.

  • TE SA
    TE SA 7 months ago +33

    Jabari you did well

  • Gilmore Underwood
    Gilmore Underwood 7 months ago

    I think more and more are go this in this supposedly COLOR BLIND SOCIETY which suddenly try AWARE of again. Dependingvon where YOU not only REGIONALLY but LOCALLY PEOPLE are suddenly bring to the FOREFRONT and the MAJORITY of the not in POSITIVE MANNER. SEARCH for YOUR IDENTITY COLORWISE does not MEAN TURN YOUR BACK any more one. PRINCE told YOU that with his LYRICS in " CONTROVERSY " . He was BI-RACIAL, MULLATTO as they have n the SOUTH. He just had to know who was and what he was. As the RACES MIX more and more in this SOCIETY more and more YOUNGER PEOPLE will look for ANSWERS. OLDER PEOPLE in we never DEAL with that way or had to , this DAY and TIME is DIFFERENT though. Although I do not THINK its US , its those who PLAY to for PERSONAL GAIN of so TYPE that's where the PROBLEM is in my MIND. What YOUR OPINION on it?

  • Bill Say
    Bill Say 7 months ago +22

    Thanks for this inspiring talk!

  • Midnight Cat
    Midnight Cat 10 months ago +4

    Thanks for sharing your life and story

  • James
    James 10 months ago

    CHS squad

  • Jim Persinger
    Jim Persinger Year ago +62

    Jabari is one to watch - the entire United States will soon know this rising star. Great passion, authoritative voice, keen intellect and authenticity. We sorely miss those things in most public discourse.

  • Terri Markwart
    Terri Markwart Year ago +14

    Jabari has inspired so many...he is having a huge impact on his local community, and now the world!