A white family and a black family find out what it's like to switch lives.
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Rose Bloomfield ...
 Herself (5 episodes, 2006)
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 Himself (5 episodes, 2006)
Poetri ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 2006)
Brian Sparks ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 2006)
Nicholas Sparks ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 2006)
Renee Sparks ...
 Herself (5 episodes, 2006)
Carmen Wurgel ...
 Herself (5 episodes, 2006)
Faith Cheltenham ...
 Slam Poet (4 episodes, 2006)
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 Slam Poet / ... (4 episodes, 2006)
Chapter Jackson ...
 Poet (4 episodes, 2006)
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A white family and a black family find out what it's like to switch lives.

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Drama | Reality-TV

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8 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Black.White.  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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A part of this experiment, was for the two families to live together in the same house. With their false identities, they found jobs, enrolled their kids in schools and at the end of each day shared their interactions amongst each other. See more »

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Very good look into the minds of the "average" middle class black and white family
8 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a very well developed idea that works on many different levels. First, we have the two "average" families composed of two parents and a child. The white family seems a little more offbeat with the overly accepting mother and the father who doesn't seem to see the racism in anything that happens around him. The daughter seems to be the only member of the family that is learning anything somewhat valuable during the whole transition. The black family seems to be more down-to-earth and likable. The father enjoys being "treated" as a white man and using the "white" talk that is often used as a hyper reality mockery of the formal talk that dave chapelle is usually found using when imitating/mocking the way white people talk. The mother is somewhat easygoing but gets irritated when listening to the ditsy white mother imitate "black" talk. The son is just a normal, shy kid who doesn't feel like he has to "act white" because he feels like he will be accepted for who he is. The way ideas clash between the families during their ventures out into LA are very interesting and sometimes comical. This is a great show for everyone and I hope that more people take to such a good thought provoking show about racial tension in the modern day.


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