When progress seems so hard to achieve, why bother trying at all? Because optimism is a weapon in our fight for justice, says the Dean of Columbia Journalism School. In this clip, he explains why we must truly believe in the possibility of equality if we want to make it a reality.
At only 15, this civil rights legend faced down armed guards to integrate Central high school in Little Rock and alter the course of education in America. After a lifetime of advocacy and community work, she reflects on what she learned that day: “They threw away their dignity, and it landed on us.”
Hard work alone won’t earn you success—other people’s perceptions of you may hold you back, especially for people from marginalized groups. But this Distinguished Professor at Northeastern shows you how to use everything about you (even the traits people think are negative) to gain an edge.