12 out of 16 people found the following review useful:
An excellent film to create awareness of the problems of racism.
Anthony Burns from Grand Rapids, Michigan
16 September 2005
This documentary was very powerful and educates the viewer on some of
the historical origins of racism in the United States. Prior to
watching the film I believed that I had a pretty solid understanding of
the subject matter being a minority myself. I couldn't believe how
little I knew about the events that were featured and believe that most
Americans of my generation (regardless of race) have no understanding
or knowledge of some of the events. The featured stories showcase only
a handful of real life events that are the dirty little secrets that
aren't spoken of when sitting as a student in a history class. For
those persons who lived through the events and experienced them first
hand, I have a better understanding of prevailing attitudes that still
exist as of today and a respect and empathy for their difficult times.
Unfortunately, this film is not one that is in wide release and it is
difficult to locate a copy. I happened to be lucky enough to view it at
a two day seminar (Facing Racism) hosted by the Grand Rapids Area
Chamber of Commerce. I would highly recommend this film to any person
who believes racism is no longer a major a problem in the United States
or for those who are simply interested in broadening their
understanding of discrimination.
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