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Are You Racist? 'No' Isn't a Good Enough Answer

2 mins

In this short video made by The Guardian, award-winning writer Marlon James explains the crucial difference between being non-racist and anti-racist.

 

Being Black

1 min

In this brief clip from one of her talks, activist and educator Jane Elliott asks an audience of all white people whether they would want to be treated the way black and brown people are treated in America. Elliott then comments on their response.

Conversations on Race

5-7 mins each

In this New York Times short documentary series, individuals from different racial and social groups discuss race in America. This video features Latino/as, others feature Asian-Americans, black women, police officers, and more. Click here to view all. 

The Danger of a Single Story

19 mins

In her widely viewed TED talk, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie introduces the concept of a “single story," or a limited point of view that reduces people and places to stereotypes. Through personal stories, Adichie illustrates not only the dangers of these single stories, but also how we can work to eliminate them from our lives and society at large.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

12 mins

In this relatable TEDx talk, cultural commentator Jay Smooth addresses the challenges of talking about race and offers advice to those who want to become more comfortable discussing it.

Slavery to Mass Incarceration

6 mins

Made by the Equal Justice Initiative, this video uses a series of illustrations to explain how slavery did not end in 1865 -- it evolved.

True Colors

16 mins

This ABC Primetime special from 1991 follows one black man and one white man as they separately go about their daily activities. Though they are placed in identical social situations, the two men receive starkly different treatment based on their race.

The Unequal Opportunity Race

4 mins

Created by the African-American Policy Forum, this educational video uses the metaphor of a track race to demonstrate how racial inequalities have been built into American laws and institutions throughout history.

White Privilege Glasses

1 min

In this provocative educational video made by the Chicago Theology Seminary, a white man sees his own white privilege through a pair of glasses that reveal the dramatically different life experiences between black and white people in America.

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