Audio/Visual E185.61 .G8 2004
In the Deep South of the 1950s, a color line was etched in blood across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. The author, a journalist decided to cross that line. Using medication that darkened his skin to deep brown, he exchanged his privileged life as a Southern white man for the disenfranchised world of an unemployed black man. What happened to him, from the outside and within himself, as he made his way through the segregated Deep South is recorded in this searing work of nonfiction. This eyewitness history about race and humanity, is still a relevant
Films on Demand (database) Nightline. 1996. 20 min
In this ABC News Nightline, the death of Cynthia Wiggins sparks a controversial debate about latent racism in Buffalo, New York, and its suburbs. Wiggins died when struck by a tractor trailer while crossing a major highway to her job at an upscale, suburban mall. She had arrived by bus from an inner-city neighborhood. Racism was charged when investigators discovered that the planners and the mall’s operator had conspired to prevent the bus route serving the inner city from stopping at the mall to discourage a poor, black clientele.
Films on Demand (database) PBS 2018 – 2019, 53 min
This episode of Frontline exposes a new neo-Nazi group that has actively recruited inside the U.S. military. An investigation with ProPublica's A.C. Thompson shows the group’s terrorist objectives and how it gained strength after the 2017 Unite the Right in Charlottesville rally.
Films on Demand (database) 1996, 57 min
This emotionally charged program follows five participants of different ethnic and racial backgrounds through a three-day Unlearning Racism workshop. As the workshop begins, a European-American man offends his African-American workshop partner by making a joke during a one-on-one dialogue. The incident sparks anger among African-American participants, who openly confront the offender. White participants in the workshop express their frustration over their inability to understand the reactions of the people of color. The five main participants later meet to reflect on the honest sharing of feelings that took place during the workshop. This program represents both a strong statement on the complex issues surrounding racism and an honest depiction of the difficulties involved in resolving them.
Films on Demand (database) BBC. 1996, 49 min
This program brings viewers face-to-face with the mindless ugliness and irrevocable consequences of racism. Examining five case studies in which racism led to violence, we see how each act destroyed not only its victim, but others as well, including the perpetrator. Each case leaves in its wake a string of broken lives—strained marriages, financial ruin, psychologically traumatized adults and children. The inevitable conclusion is: hate destroys. Anyone tempted to take racism lightly will benefit from this program. Original BBC broadcast title: Skin. (50 minutes)
Films on Demand (database) 2019 - 2018, 10 min
Last August, a gathering of the far right turned deadly in the Virginia town. The Guardian reporter Lois Beckett returns to the scene of the violence to speak with local residents, who say resurgent white supremacism came as little surprise. They vow to continue the fight against it: 'We won't back down.'