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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Poetri ...
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Brian Sparks ...
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Nicholas Sparks ...
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Renee Sparks ...
 Herself (5 episodes, 2006)
Carmen Wurgel ...
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Faith Cheltenham ...
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A white family and a black family find out what it's like to switch lives.

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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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Great series, providing depth of discussion amongst high school students.
28 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I began discussions about prejudice with my high school students, before starting to show this series. My classrooms consist of equal representation of Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White races. Many of them were not aware of racism in their personal experience. Each week I've been showing the new episode of "Black, White". Each week they've been asked to write their views and comments on several questions concerning that episode. Then the next day the students are asked to share their comments, which manifests a lot of good discussion and interaction amongst the students.

Most of the students do not receive the FX Channel at home so they really look forward to each week's showing and the ensuing discussion. This lesson plan will definitely become part of my annual repertoire. I hope that this series is released on DVD, for easier setup in the future.

As a comment for further seasons, the producers could develop the racial differences between other cultural combinations (i.e.: Black and Hispanic, Gays and Straights, Jews and Gentiles, Male and Female, etc.)


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