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Matters of Race

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
Website: http://www.uen.org/emedia
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Episodes:

  • Matters of Race. Program 01-The Divide.

    This series challenges its audience to reconsider the architecture of race, its role in American democracy and its relationship to power in America. Through the voices and stories of Americans young and old, "Matters of Race" shows how lessons from that struggle can inform the way citizens imagine the new America and how they prepare society and themselves for the next century. Program 01 explores power and identity - What happens when white people and white culture no longer dominate? What visions of the future do locals have - in small-town America?

    Length: 00:54:24
  • Matters of Race. Program 02-Race Is/Race Ain't.

    This series challenges its audience to reconsider the architecture of race, its role in American democracy and its relationship to power in America. Through the voices and stories of Americans young and old, "Matters of Race" shows how lessons from that struggle can inform the way citizens imagine the new America and how they prepare society and themselves for the next century. Program 02 looks at race in America and the meaning of the black/white paradigm in multiracial America today, exploring how race can become a divisive factor that can incite feelings of suspicion and accusations of discrimination even in an environment where diversity is recognized as a necessary and desired reality.

    Length: 00:59:01
  • Matters of Race. Program 03-We're Still Here.

    This series challenges its audience to reconsider the architecture of race, its role in American democracy and its relationship to power in America. Through the voices and stories of Americans young and old, "Matters of Race" shows how lessons from that struggle can inform the way citizens imagine the new America and how they prepare society and themselves for the next century. Program 03 is a contemporary look at two communities often overlooked in the race dialogue: American Indians and Native Hawaiians. How do they see themselves in relation to the rest of the nation? And what are their connections to other Native communities?

    Length: 00:54:11
  • Matters of Race. Program 04-Tomorrow's America.

    This series challenges its audience to reconsider the architecture of race, its role in American democracy and its relationship to power in America. Through the voices and stories of Americans young and old, "Matters of Race" shows how lessons from that struggle can inform the way citizens imagine the new America and how they prepare society and themselves for the next century. Program 04 explores youth culture and the values of the next generation by putting the camera into the hands of three young producers. Through their short documentaries, these producers explore the way race is imagined and understood by the next generation, a generation influenced by cultural cross-pollination and the information superhighway.

    Length: 00:59:04

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