Jane Elliot on Oprah Winfrey Show, 1992 – brown eyes-blue eyes experiment: Part 1 Part 2

More Jane Elliot videos:

Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack (white privilege) – Peggy McIntosh:

Ethnic Notions
Tim Wise – Does Race Still Matter?

Professor Henry Gates’ PBS series “Finding Your Roots” is available to watch online:

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise:

Excerpt: LBJ’s Voting Rights Speech “The American Promise” urging Congress to support the Voting Rights Act, 3/15/65.  (5:28 minutes)

On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson calls on Congress to pass the Voting Rights Act. Whole speech available here:
Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise [on the Voting Rights Act], 3/15/65.  (48:52 minutes)

President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Voting Rights Bill, 8/6/1965.  (50:16 minutes)

PBS – America Reframed – Our Mockingbird:
In the ’80s, the desegregation of U.S. public schools peaked, but since then, schools have become even more segregated (Civil Rights Project). Our Mockingbird highlights the experiences of teens from two Birmingham, Alabama high schools — one all black and one all white — who collaborate on a production of the play, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

PBS – An American Experience – Freedom Summer:
On August 4, 1964, three young supporters, fighting for equal justice for the right to vote, were found murdered in Mississippi. We honor James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, and so many others, for giving their life fighting for justice.
Download it: $4 Here:

The Mythology of Race 1
from Architects of a New Dawn – Carlos Santana
“The first thing we need to do with dire urgency is to dismantle the Mythology of Race.”
These multiple episodes examine such questions as: What does scientific evidence reveal about race? Why were humans categorized by race throughout history? What “race” are you? Are racial categories made up? What is colorism?

McFarland USA — starring Kevin Costner as Coach Jim White, is a movie that’s about more than running. Rather using the sport as a backdrop, it displays the power of heart, commitment, family and an incredible work ethic. Here’s a bio:

Freedom Writers (2007)
A dedicated teacher (Hilary Swank) in a racially divided Los Angeles school has a class of at-risk teenagers deemed incapable of learning. Instead of giving up, she inspires her students to take an interest in their education and planning their future. She assigns reading material that relates to their lives and encourages them all to keep journals.

Stand and Deliver (1988) – Edward James Olmos, Estelle Harris
Edward James Olmos’s Oscar-nominated performance energizes this true-life story of a Los Angeles high school teacher who drives his students on to excellence at calculus.

The March @ 50 – PBS
Fifty years after the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, have we delivered on the promise to provide all Americans with equal access to the Vote?  This PBS episode discusses key elements of the voting rights act that were removed by the Supreme Court when they ruled on Holder vs. Shelby County in 2013.

TED Talks on Racism

TED Talk – Why your doctor should care about social justice – Mary Bassett
In Zimbabwe in the 1980s, Mary Bassett witnessed the AIDS epidemic firsthand, and she helped set up a clinic to treat and educate local people about the deadly virus. But looking back, she regrets not sounding the alarm for the real problem: the structural inequities embedded in the world’s political and economic organizations, inequities that make marginalized people more vulnerable. These same structural problems exist in the United States today, and as New York City’s Health Commissioner, Bassett is using every chance she has to rally support for health equity and speak out against racism. “We don’t have to have all the answers to call for change,” she says. “We just need courage.”
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