Conversations on Race: Documentary Shorts on Ethnic and Racial Identities

In this short documentary video playlist series young black men explain the particular challenges they face growing up in America; black women talk about the challenges they face in society; parents reveal their struggles with telling their black sons that they may be targets of racial profiling by the police; former officers share their thoughts on policing and race in America; and more conversations on ethnic and racial identities.

Video Playlist (7 Videos in Playlist)

Video playlist navigation in the upper left corner of the video player.

It’s a given to many people in America that the Trump Presidency is dangerous. The reality is that Donald Trump is empowering people who hate and is encouraging the dangerous tilting of U.S. society towards extremist behavior and incidents of hate crimes against people of color. This is one of the most divisive outcomes of the 2016 presidential election. 

As we watch and listen it becomes immediately evident that everyone’s ethnic and racial identity is called into question, and how others see themselves. We are all part of a larger fabric of many colors and multiple identities. Together we are stronger. It is imperative that we unite and work together to counter the rise of factions who have been given license to express racist and ethnic hatred targeting the most vulnerable groups in U.S. society. We can do this by making sure that silenced voices are heard, and that we participate in conversations in our local communities, on the national and international stage, and through the social media platforms and groups to which we belong. 

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