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|Genre/Form:||Video recordings for the hearing impaired|
|Material Type:||Internet resource, Videorecording|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Orlando Bagwell; Jacquie Jones; ROJA Productions.; Independent Television Service.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; PBS Video.
|Notes:||Originally broadcast in 2003.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
|Credits:||Executive producer, Orlando Bagwell ; senior producer, Jacquie Jones ; series producer, Dale Pierce Nelson ; producer/director, John J. Valadez ... [et al.] ; editor, Jean-Philippe Boucicaut ... [et al.] ; writer, Eric Liu ... [et al.] ; original music, Camara Kambon.|
|Description:||1 streaming video file (120 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col. with b&w sequences.|
|Details:||Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: Flash 6.0 (or higher).|
|Other Titles:||Race is/Race Ain't
Matters of race (Television program)
|Responsibility:||produced by ROJA Productions, in association with the National Minority Consortia and Independent Television Service with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.|
Race is/Race Ain't: Episode two of the 'Matters of race' series looks at race in America and the meaning of the black/white paradigm in multiracial America today. It weaves the personal memoirs of writers John Edgar Wideman ("Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race, and Society") and Jane Lazarre ("Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: A Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons") with the story of the King-Drew County Medical Center in South Central, Los Angeles. It examines the polarities of race and asks the provocative question, is race real? Where does truth end and collective fantasy begin? Where do private lives intersect with public concerns? And how deeply is race embedded in American history and in daily life? By chronicling the daily activities of the diverse hospital staff, the program explores how race can become a divisive factor that can incite feelings of suspicion and accusations of discrimination even in an environment where diversity is recognized as a necessary and desired reality.