Intimate Conversations with America’s Change-Makers

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Tyler Merritt: Patience for the Ignorant

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Tyler Merritt: Patience for the Ignorant

Tyler Merritt is an Activist, Author, Actor, and public speaker. His video monologue, “Before You Call the Cops,” garnered national attention after the murder of George Floyd in 2020, and has been viewed tens of millions of times.

Tyler’s new children's book, A Door Made for Me, is based on his own experience being rejected by neighbors because of his race. The book helps kids understand the injustice of racism in a way they can understand, while also preparing them for situations they may encounter in the future.

In Tyler’s first book, I Take My Coffee Black, he talks about his experiences as a black man in America, as well as privilege, religion, multiculturalism, and even musical theater. To hear him talk about it, listen to our interview with him from last year.


You can follow Tyler on Twitter at @TTMProject, and on instagram at @thetylermerrittproject.

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