Matters of Race Episodes

2003, TV Show

Episode Detail: The Divide; Race Is, Race Ain't - Matters of Race

Part 1 of this two-part exploration of racial issues from various perspectives concerns the addition of Hispanics into America's traditional black-and-white racial mix. “There isn't any escape from the confusion,” says Jane Lazarre, one of four authors whose comments are interspersed throughout the program's two films, which focus on Siler City, N.C., and South Central Los Angeles, respectively. Siler City had been half white and half black; now it's one-third Hispanic. And in South Central, the predominately black staff at King-Drew Medical Center must adjust to an increasingly Latino clientele. It hasn't been easy. Also commenting: Eric Liu, Ruben Martinez and John Edgar Wideman.

Episodes: Matters of Race (6)

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Premiered: September 23, 2003, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Discrimination, prejudice, bias and bigotry are explored from various racial perspectives in four one-hour films. Executive producer Orlando Bagwell's other credits include the 1999 PBS series `Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery,' and two episodes of the landmark 1987 series `Eyes on the Prize.'

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