You cannot talk about race without talking about privilege. And when people start talking about privilege, they get paralyzed by shame.

Brené Brown

Quotation #16008

About This Quote

“Listening to Shame.” TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Listening to Shame." TED2012. Mar. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from vulnerability researcher Brené Brown means that race and privilege are important issues that need to be discussed; however, we do not discuss these issues as we should, because they make people feel uncomfortable and guilty. The quote is from Brown's 2012 TED Talk on the topic of shame. Watch the full TED Talk here: Brené Brown - Listening to Shame