Yassmin Abdel-Magied: What Does My Headscarf Mean to You?

Contributed By: Jordan Sudermann
Language of Presentation: Arabic, English, French, Other, Spanish
Media Format: Streaming Video
School Level: College/University, Middle/High School
Institution/Provider: TED Conferences, LLC
Author: Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Collection: TED Talks
Condition of Use: All Rights Reserved

In this TED Talk, Yassmin Abdel-Magied explores the impact of unconscious bias on people’s ability to succeed. Her entry point is her headscarf, but her talk is about much more. She demonstrates how unconscious bias and perceived notions impact people’s lives. This talk invites students to reconsider the assumptions they make about people based on looks, and to start critiquing stereotypes of not just Muslims, but women as well. >

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