Last week, PBS premiered a new documentary on racism as part of the Independent Lens program. The one-hour film, American Denial, uses the 1944 investigation of Swedish intellectual Gunnar Myrdal into “America’s race problem” as a way to highlight the disconnection between the stated values of US society (it’s citizens as well as its founding documents) and the lived reality of people of color.
It provides a succinct, non-jargon-y entry into some key points of antiracist analysis, including internalized inferiority and superiority.
It is available to view in full at the above link until May 24, 2015.
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