CBS Schoolbreak Special (1984–1996)
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The War Between the Classes 

Racial discrimination is examined when a social studies teacher assigns his students to play 'The Color Game', which divides the class into different social classes.

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Gloria D. Miklowitz (novel), Paul W. Cooper (teleplay) (as Paul Cooper)
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Kale Browne ... Mr. Moiner
Jan Gan Boyd ... Amy Sumida
Don Michael Paul ... Adam Tarcher
Robert Ito ... Mr. Sumida
Paul Winfield ... Mr. Bateman
James Wilder ... Justin
Marcelino Sánchez ... Jesse (as James Marcelino)
Begonya Plaza ... Carol (as Begona Plaza)
Reggie Johnson ... Paul
David Raynr ... Rod
Cindi Eyman Cindi Eyman ... Gale
Nadine Van der Velde ... Mary Kay
Sal Viscuso ... Coach
Todd Hallowell ... Brian
Elizabeth Storm ... Diane
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Racial discrimination is examined when a social studies teacher assigns his students to play 'The Color Game', which divides the class into different social classes.

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Scary lesson
27 May 2019 | by tvalwaysSee all my reviews

Overall this was great and also makes you think. I related the most to Amy because I'm Asian too. I grew up in the 80s and early 90s. I got all the jeers, jokes, taunts, teasing, songs, etc about being Asian from classmates and even friends. It was seen as not a big deal by them and even me. I didn't realize the racism and hate behind it until I was a teen/adult. I felt the same way as Amy, wished I was white a few times. My schools never did this sort of lesson and it's clear why, this kind of lesson can easily and instantly incite hate, violence, and worse that people may not even realize is in them. It was interesting how the students reacted but I felt a lot of nervousness for the upcoming minutes that it could quickly get a lot worse. A few racial slurs are said too so fair warning.


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22 October 1985 (USA) See more »

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