Chris Jackson Discusses Multicultralism in a TEDx Talk

By Maryann Yin 

Chris Jackson appeared at TEDxNewYork 2016 to give a talk on “what multiculturalism can do for everyone.” We’ve embedded the full presentation in the video above—what do you think?

Throughout his editorial career, Jackson has worked with a number of high-profile authors such as National Book Award winner Ta-Nehisi Coates, comedian Trevor Noah, and hip hop icon Jay Z. We caught up with Jackson at the conference and asked him about his work in publishing multicultural stories.

Jackson feels that “it always comes down to two principles: there’s more stories that need to be told and we can always widen our perspectives on the things we know to include more voices. I think every editor in every project can in some way apply some of those principles.”

Earlier this year, Random House announced that Jackson would serve as the vice president, publisher, and editor-in-chief of One World. The launch of this new multicultural imprint is scheduled to take place in Fall 2017.

In the past, several members of the literary community have given talks on the TED stage including award-winning graphic novelist Gene Luen Yang, New Yorker copy editor Mary Norris, and legendary book designer Chip Kidd. Who would you like to hear from at future TEDx conferences?