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  • Majora Carter: Public health, Poverty and Climate Change

    Majora Carter: Public health, Poverty and Climate Change

    Majora Carter simultaneously takes on public health, poverty and climate change adaptation as one of the nation’s pioneers of environment-centered urban renewal and green-collar job training and placement.    

  • GRITtv: ColorLines: Foreclosures, Families, and Racism

    GRITtv: ColorLines: Foreclosures, Families, and Racism

    Over a year ago, the Applied Research Center and ColorLines investigated the impact of the recession on communities of color. Their report, “Race and Recession: How Inequity Rigged the Economy and how to Change the Rules” looked at the long-term racial inequalities that left people of color disproportionately vulnerable to the effects of the economic crisis. Now, a year later, Seth Freed Wessler revisits one of the women profiled in the original reporting to talk about how her home foreclosure […]

  • Native Women Resisting Colonialism: INCITE

    Excerpts from the Ending Colonial Legacies Conference, an event of INCITE: Women of Color Against Violence.      

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  • The Color of Fear: Documentary Trailer

    The Color of Fear: Documentary Trailer

    The Color of Fear is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our […]

  • Peggy McIntosh: White Privilege – Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

    Peggy McIntosh: White Privilege – Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

    “I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group” Peggy McIntosh Through work to bring materials from women’s studies into the rest of the curriculum, I have often noticed men’s unwillingness to grant that they are overprivileged, even though they may grant that women are disadvantaged. They may say they will work to women’s statues, in the society, the university, or the curriculum, but they can’t or won’t […]

  • Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow

    Michelle Alexander: The New Jim Crow

    Legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues persuasively we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it. Jim Crow and legal racial segregation has been replaced by mass incarceration as a system of social control. —More African Americans are under correctional control today than were enslaved in 1850— Alexander reviews American racist history from the colonies to the Clinton administration, delineating its deliberate transformation into the war on drugs. She provides analysis of the effect of this mass […]

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  • James Baldwin: Florida Forum Interview 1964

    James Baldwin: Florida Forum Interview 1964

    Author James Baldwin taped a candid and fascinating studio interview at WCKT – Miami in 1963. Featured in this edition of the long running program, “Florida Forum”: questions by an in-studio audience and a panel of local journalists.    

  • James Baldwin: On Education

    James Baldwin: On Education

  • James Baldwin: The National Press Club 1986

    James Baldwin: The National Press Club 1986

    James Baldwin was a guest of honor at The National Press Club in 1986. This clip includes an introduction, speech and question and answer session – which turned out to be the most dynamic part of the evening.   Produced by C-SPAN.

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  • James Baldwin: Speaking at UC Berkeley in 1974

    James Baldwin: Speaking at UC Berkeley in 1974

    James Baldwin, one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, speaks on race, political struggle, art and the human condition. Wheeler Hall. *This video was originally on VHS and was stuck in a very obscure corner of the UC Berkeley internet archives