|类型/形式：||Documentary television programs
|文件类型：||互联网资源, 计算机文档, 视觉资料|
John J Valadez; Eric Liu; ROJA Productions.; National Minority Consortia (U.S.); Independent Television Service.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting.; PBS Home Video.; OverDrive, Inc.
|注意：||Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 10, 2008).
Originally broadcast as an episode of Matters of race on PBS on Sept. 23, 2003.
|制作人员：||Editor, Jean-Philippe Boucicaut [and others] ; original music, Camara Kambon.|
|目标对象：||Age group: NR.|
|描述：||1 online resource.|
|详述：||Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 288955KB).|
|其他题名：||Matters of race (Television program).
Matters of race (Television program)
|责任：||produced by ROJA Productions, in association with the National Minority Consortia and Independent Television Service with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ; producer/director, John J. Valadez [and others] ; writer, Eric Liu [and others].|
This episode looks at race in America and the meaning of the black/white paradigm in multiracial America today. The hour weaves the personal memoirs of writers John Edgar Wideman and Jane Lazarre 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.