Dexter Dias QC delivers talk at TEDxExeter: 'Racism wants your silence: it’s time to speak out'

Sunday 21 June 2020

Dexter Dias QC's talk went live on 18 June 2020.

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Will the horrific death of George Floyd and the global Black Lives Matter protests be a turning point in the struggle for racial justice?

Human rights lawyer Dexter Dias QC believes they can be - but only if we use our power and privilege as citizens to demand change in every one of our spheres of influence.

Dexter uses his research on four continents for his bestselling book The Ten Types of Human and his three decades’ experience of representing the families of people of colour who have been killed in state custody to expose how “race" is a myth used to justify inequality and discrimination.

He argues that racism needs our silence. The antidote is for us to commit to being anti-racist. And the time is now.

This talk was recorded remotely for a virtual TEDxExeter event in June 2020 exploring racism and racial justice.

Dexter Dias QC is a member of the Garden Court Chambers Civil Liberties and Human Rights Team.

As of January 2022, the recording has been watched by over forty thousand people.

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