by Ava DuVernay (Netflix)
2016: In this thought-provoking documentary, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom.
- Trailer provided by Netflix
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By Jane Elliot
August 12, 2015
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
by Dr. Camara Jones (YouTube)
May 7, 2014: "Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones is a family physician and epidemiologist by training. Her lifelong passion has been naming and addressing the impacts of racism on the health and wellbeing of the nation. In a 2002 videotaped interview for the CityMatCH Annual Urban MCH Leadership Conference, Dr. Jones shared a simple yet remarkably profound allegory she grew and nurtured to help people come to a place of understanding about the many layers and nuances of institutionalized, personally-mediated, and internalized racism."
- embed code taken from YouTube.com and used under Creative Commons licensing
by Bess O'Brien, Sponsored by Vermont- NEA
2015: Advancing Racial Equity in Schools. The Vermont-NEA Racial Justice Task Force was established in 2015 as a response to the National Education Association’s initiative to eradicate institutional racism in our nation’s public schools. The Task Force is composed of representatives of Vermont’s education agencies, legislators and government agency representatives, school employees, parents, and students from around the state. Vermont-NEA’s task force decided that a virtual toolkit, “Advancing Racial Equity Vermont’s Public Schools” would be the best way to reach every school district in the state.
- Video taken from racialequityvtnea.org
by Dorothy Roberts
November 2015: "Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Even today, many doctors still use race as a medical shortcut; they make important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient's skin color instead of medical observation and measurement. In this searing talk, Roberts lays out the lingering traces of race-based medicine -- and invites us to be a part of ending it. "It is more urgent than ever to finally abandon this backward legacy," she says, "and to affirm our common humanity by ending the social inequalities that truly divide us."
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Copyright 2008: "UNNATURAL CAUSES is the acclaimed documentary series broadcast by PBS and now used by thousands of organizations around the country to tackle the root causes of our alarming socio-economic and racial inequities in health.
"The four-hour series crisscrosses the nation uncovering startling new findings that suggest there is much more to our health than bad habits, health care, or unlucky genes. The social circumstances in which we are born, live, and work can actually get under our skin and disrupt our physiology as much as germs and viruses."
- Produced by California Newsreel with Vital Pictures, Inc., Presented by the National Minority Consortia of Public Television, Outreach in association with Joint Center Health Policy Institute, Trailer provided by PBS