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 #31775 A Personal Journey with Shirley Young, Market Research Pioneer
 #33030 Visual History Testimonies(+$20)
 #29113 Little Things: When Prejudice Is Unintentional(+$40)
 #29914 When Words Hurt(+$50)
 #1268 Kids and Race: Working it Out(+$60)
 #3200 Interracial Marriage(+$60)
 #5948 Affirmative Action and Reaction(+$60)
 #6050 Horizons and Homelands: Integrating Cultural Roots(+$60)
 #6388 Legislating Morality: Affirmative Action and the Burden of History(+$60)
 #7058 Immigration: Promise and Hope for Generations(+$60)
 #7059 Immigration: Who Has Access to the American Dream?(+$60)
 #7130 A Town of Hope(+$60)
 #7674 Divided City: The Route to Racism(+$60)
 #9371 Affirmative Action under Fire: When Is It Reverse Discrimination?(+$60)
 #11216 A Conversation on Race: Black, White, or Other?(+$60)
 #11302 Chinese-Americans: Living in Two Worlds(+$60)
 #11303 The Hate Conspiracy: The Rise and Fall of The Order(+$60)
 #30452 Kids and Sports: Racism and Athletics(+$60)
 #31498 Two Towns of Jasper and America's Racial Divide(+$60)
 #32445 NOW with Bill Moyers: Richard Rodriguez on Being American(+$60)
 #32511 NOW with Bill Moyers: Paul Woodruff on Reverence(+$60)
 #32544 NOW with Bill Moyers: Azizah al-Hibri on Interfaith Dialogue(+$60)
 #32546 NOW with Bill Moyers: John Esposito on the Struggles of Islam(+$60)
 #32641 Prom Night in Taylor County, Georgia: Separate and Equal?(+$60)
 #33029 Giving Voice: Today's Kids Get Real About Bias(+$60)
 #33237 Multicultural Perspectives on Adults with Developmental Disabilities(+$60)
 #33266 A Question of Identity: What Is Race?(+$60)
 #34170 New York: The World's City(+$60)
 #34175 America's Immigration Debate(+$60)
 #37175 Identities: Culture and Nationality in Europe Today(+$60)
 #39043 Native American Religions(+$60)
 #39058 Martin Luther King, Jr.: Look Here(+$60)
 #39176 Bill Moyers Journal: Reconciling History in Black and White(+$60)
 #39229 Tal Como Somos: The Latino GBT Community(+$60)
 #39234 Bill Moyers Journal: January 11, 2008(+$60)
 #39245 Bill Moyers Journal: January 18, 2008(+$60)
 #39434 Bill Moyers Journal: Race and Politics in America's Cities(+$60)
 #39492 Bill Moyers Journal: The Reverend Jeremiah Wright Speaks Out(+$60)
 #7433 The Price of Racism(+$70)
 #33205 Giving Voice: Today's Kids Get Real about Bias(+$70)
 #33635 The Goose Creek Raid: Racially Motivated?(+$70)
 #6287 Skinheads USA: The Pathology of Hate(+$100)
 #6552 Affirmative Action: The History of an Idea(+$100)
 #8147 Ties That Bind: Immigration Stories(+$100)
 #8679 A Nation of Immigrants: The Chinese-American Experience(+$100)
 #10450 Beyond Black and White: Affirmative Action in America(+$100)
 #11204 Hate.com: Extremists on the Internet(+$100)
 #11342 The Fall of Saigon and the South Vietnamese Exodus to America(+$100)
 #11343 The New Generation: Vietnamese-Americans Today(+$100)
 #33032 Africans in America: The Unfolding of Ethnic Identity(+$100)
 #35123 Beijing or Bust(+$100)
 #36371 A Question of Fairness: The Affirmative Action Debate(+$100)
 #37006 Racial Stereotypes in the Media(+$100)
 #39150 Prejudice: More Than Black and White(+$100)
 #4535 Korean Americans(+$120)
 #8898 Understanding Race(+$120)
 #10931 Hate Groups USA(+$120)
 #11557 Where Do We Go from Here? A Dialogue on Race(+$120)
 #32505 America's New Religious Landscape(+$120)
 #33159 Tomorrow's Islam(+$120)
 #37392 Crenshaw Boulevard: L.A.'s Artery of Diversity-Educator's Edition(+$120)
 #39091 Tom Brokaw Reports: Affirmative Action Hour(+$120)
 #31327 Between Two Worlds(+$150)
 #31497 Hate Crime: The Murder of James Byrd, Jr.(+$209.95)
 #6853 Hate on Trial: Challenging the First Amendment(+$210)
 #11341 Vietnamese-Americans(+$229.95)
 #37004 Sexual and Racial Stereotypes in the Media(+$229.95)

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#31775 Race & Diversity - A Personal Journey with Shirley Young, Market Research Pioneer (Run time 15 min.) DVD $29.95

In this program, Bill Moyers talks with Shirley Young, an inspiring woman who survived the Japanese occupation of the Philippines to become a pioneer of market research with Grey Advertising. Later, as a vice president of General Motors, she helped launch GM's operation in China, the country of her birth. (15 minutes)


#33030 Race & Diversity - Visual History Testimonies (Run time 45 min.) DVD $49.95

After filming Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg established the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation with an urgent mission: to videotape and preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. This gripping program-a moving collection of some of the nearly 52,000 that comprise the Shoah Foundation archive-is an outstanding tool for promoting dialogue on the suffering caused by hatred and on approaches to building bridges of understanding and tolerance. (45 minutes)


#29113 Race & Diversity - Little Things: When Prejudice Is Unintentional (Run time 10 min.) DVD $69.95

A great classroom conversation starter, this ABC News program explores the kinds of incidents and behavior that prompted The New York Times reporter Lena Williams to write an article entitled, "The Everyday Interactions that Get under the Skin of Blacks and Whites." Focus groups polled and interviewed on the subject reveal how statements, gestures, and even body language can be interpreted-rightly or wrongly-as racial prejudice. (10 minutes)


#29914 Race & Diversity - When Words Hurt (Run time 22 min.) DVD $79.95

When friends or siblings argue they might say hurtful things to each other, but it is not the same as "hate speech" or racist speech. In a series of engaging interviews, this video, hosted by MTV News anchor Suchin Pak, shows young people how to distinguish between unkind words and "hate speech," pointing out along the way the sometimes subtle characteristics of such verbal attacks. The program is designed to engage students' sense of social responsibility by creating an awareness of personal and cultural diversity, developing empathy for victims of these hateful words. Contains inflammatory language. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (22 minutes)


#1268 Race & Diversity - Kids and Race: Working it Out (Run time 52 min.) DVD $89.95

If racism is ever to be expunged from American society, it will be youngsters who do it. This program shows a promising approach to the problem: a weekend encounter group in which nine young people of varied backgrounds explore painful and poignant feelings about stereotypes and prejudice. (52 minutes)


#3200 Race & Diversity - Interracial Marriage (Run time 52 min.) DVD $89.95

Two generations ago it was a recipe for social ostracism; a generation ago the tongues wagged; and now there are some once totally clannish ethnic groups with a 60% rate of intermarriage. This program examines how and why couples of different colors, religions, and ethnic roots are drawn to one another, how their differences affect their marriages, how they deal with their friends, and how their parents make peace with the children-in-law they wish were of their own race or background. (52 minutes)


#5948 Race & Diversity - Affirmative Action and Reaction (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95

This program examines the issue of affirmative action with Lani Guinier, professor of law at the Univ. of Pennsylvania and President Clinton's controversial nominee for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights. Among the many questions examined in the program are: How do blacks and whites differ in their understanding of affirmative action? Is affirmative action still necessary to remedy past discrimination? What changes, if any, should be made to affirmative action programs? (26 minutes)


#6050 Race & Diversity - Horizons and Homelands: Integrating Cultural Roots (Run time 24 min.) DVD $89.95

This program chronicles the lives of two families-a Native American family, which has recently moved from a reservation to the city; and a family from Laos, who recently immigrated to the same city. For a family coming from a Native American reservation, or for a family immigrating from another country, integrating one's culture, or even just retaining it, can be a trying and difficult process. Through their honesty and candor, the families explain not only what is distinctive about their own cultures, but how they are working to integrate these differences with their new lives in an urban environment far removed from their homelands. (24 minutes)


#6388 Race & Diversity - Legislating Morality: Affirmative Action and the Burden of History (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95

Legislation is frequently used to atone for the mistakes of our ancestors, who legalized slavery, promoted gender inequality, and subjugated Native Americans. But how effective are these efforts? This program explores whether affirmative action promotes racial balance, or fights discrimination of the past with reverse discrimination in the present. Featured in the program are Roy Innis, Chairman of the Congress on Racial Equality; Ward Connerly, Regent of the Univ. of California; and Charles Willie, professor of education at Harvard. (29 minutes)


#7058 Race & Diversity - Immigration: Promise and Hope for Generations (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95

This program examines current immigration policy within the context of our historical role as a melting pot for diverse nationalities. The growing political debate over the influx of illegal immigrants from Latin America is discussed by political leaders-some of whom advocate rights for the illegals, and some of whom do not. New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, Governor of California Pete Wilson, and Doris Meissner, Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Services, offer their opinions. (29 minutes)


#7059 Race & Diversity - Immigration: Who Has Access to the American Dream? (Run time 29 min.) DVD $89.95

To most Americans, the debate over immigration policy remains an abstraction in the headlines. But for new immigrants, such policy dictates the terms of their survival in a new society. This program examines the hard-core questions surrounding current U.S. immigration. How many should we allow in? Who, if anyone, should receive preferential treatment? How should illegal immigration be handled? All of the issues are examined through the eyes of those seeking entry, and the organizations assisting them. Those interviewed include an immigration judge, an immigrant from Kenya, and the owner of a New York City deli from Korea. (29 minutes)


#7130 Race & Diversity - A Town of Hope (Run time 46 min.) DVD $89.95

An ex-convict turned counselor narrates this award-winning documentary about a camp that teaches tolerance to adolescents. Using encounter groups, role play, and other intensely emotional exercises, counselors create an environment that fosters dialogue and unity among the various racial groups. During one exercise, a young gay man speaks openly about his experience with prejudice, and is supported by his peers. In an emotional conclusion, group leaders protest an exercise in forced segregation that keeps the various racial groups apart. (46 minutes)


#7674 Race & Diversity - Divided City: The Route to Racism (Run time 20 min.) DVD $89.95

In this ABC News Nightline, the death of Cynthia Wiggins sparks a controversial debate about latent racism in Buffalo, New York, and its suburbs. Wiggins died when struck by a tractor trailer while crossing a major highway to her job at an upscale, suburban mall. She had arrived by bus from an inner-city neighborhood. Racism was charged when investigators discovered that the planners and the mall's operator had conspired to prevent the bus route serving the inner city from stopping at the mall to discourage a poor, black clientele. (20 minutes)


#9371 Race & Diversity - Affirmative Action under Fire: When Is It Reverse Discrimination? (Run time 22 min.) DVD $89.95

In 1989, a New Jersey high school faced a painful decision: one of two teachers with equal tenure and equivalent credentials-one African-American, the other Caucasian-had to be laid off. By 1995, the reverse discrimination complaint lodged by Caucasian teacher Sharon Taxman had become a national issue of great political and legal significance, leading to a surprising out-of-court settlement funded by civil rights groups. In this program, ABC News correspondent Nina Totenberg reports on that remarkable case, while anchor Cokie Roberts moderates a spirited debate between the President of the NAACP and the Director of Litigation from the Institute for Justice. (22 minutes)


#11216 Race & Diversity - A Conversation on Race: Black, White, or Other? (Run time 22 min.) DVD $89.95

When Washington Post journalist Lonnae O'Neal Parker wrote her controversial article "White Girl?" she struck a nerve-and opened a dialogue-with readers on both coasts. In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel and correspondent John Donvan explore what it means to be black in America, assisted by Ms. Parker, her biracial cousin Kim McClaren, and Peggy Sakagawa, Caucasian wife of an Asian-American man. Lonnae's message? Being black today is still harder than most people imagine; the time is ripe to shed the racial armor and have a deep conversation that goes beyond platitudes and political correctness. (22 minutes)


#11302 Race & Diversity - Chinese-Americans: Living in Two Worlds (Run time 21 min.) DVD $89.95

Her parents grew up in China. She grew up in New York City's Chinatown. What is the immigrant experience like for second-generation Americans? Filmed in cinema verite style, this ABC News program tells the story of a young Chinese-American woman, her siblings, and her parents. Armed with a college degree and facing a life in which she is sometimes considered too Chinese to be American and too American to be Chinese, where should she begin her career? In Manhattan, or in Hong Kong, where-ironically-there are even better opportunities? (21 minutes)


#11303 Race & Diversity - The Hate Conspiracy: The Rise and Fall of The Order (Run time 40 min.) DVD $89.95

In this program, ABC News anchor Hugh Downs and correspondent Meredith Vieira document the history of the white supremacist group The Order, from its birth as a spin-off of Aryan Nations to its fiery end. Interviews with disaffected members, federal agents, and others disclose telling details about founder Robert Matthews, such as the pernicious influence of The Turner Diaries. The program also describes The Order's role in the assassination of talk radio personality Alan Berg and its plot against crusading attorney Morris Dees. News footage and crime scene photos reinforce this chilling account of bias crime in America. (40 minutes)


#30452 Race & Diversity - Kids and Sports: Racism and Athletics (Run time 22 min.) DVD $89.95

St. Sabina Academy, an all-black Catholic school in Chicago, wanted to join the Southside Catholic Conference to give its students more opportunities to compete. Initially rejected, the school finally was allowed to join, but withdrew before the first season was over. In this ABC News program, correspondent Chris Bury reports on the bitter controversy between the athletic league and St. Sabina that kept kids apart who only wanted to play sports together. Was the possibility of crime in the neighborhood of St. Sabina's gymnasium really the Conference's primary concern, or was it just a subtle cover for racism in one of America's most segregated cities? (23 minutes)


#31498 Race & Diversity - Two Towns of Jasper and America's Racial Divide (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

When filmmakers Whitney Dow and Marco Williams traveled to Jasper, Texas, to shoot their documentary Two Towns of Jasper, they had a plan: to use racially segregated film crews to help those interviewed feel at ease enough to open up about their perceptions of the brutal murder of James Byrd, Jr. In this ABC News program, Dow and Williams offer a troubling look at America's racial divide as it existed in a small town on one very terrible day not so long ago. Clips from their extraordinary documentary are included. (23 minutes)


#32445 Race & Diversity - NOW with Bill Moyers: Richard Rodriguez on Being American (Run time 40 min.) DVD $89.95

As the entrenched racial labels "white" and "black" become less and less meaningful, Richard Rodriguez sees a definite future for a new one: "brown." In this program, Bill Moyers talks with the acclaimed memoirist, journalist, and social critic about the ways race, culture, class, and religion are reshaping the concept of identity in America today. Rodriguez's discussion with Moyers exposes many of the contradictions and convergences that make being a 21st-century American so complex and yet so compelling. Topics include bilingual education, affirmative action, Spanish Catholicism, and the implications of what it means to be brown. Three of Rodriguez's books-Hunger of Memory, Days of Obligation, and Brown-are featured as well. (40 minutes)


#32511 Race & Diversity - NOW with Bill Moyers: Paul Woodruff on Reverence (Run time 51 min.) DVD $89.95

The capacity for awe in the face of the transcendent: that is how Paul Woodruff, one of America's foremost interpreters of Plato and other venerable thinkers of ancient Greece, defines reverence. In this program, Bill Moyers and the author of Reverence: Renewing a Forgotten Virtue examine this crucial yet frequently misunderstood and misapplied concept and its implications for the world today. Topics include the nature of the transcendent, hubris versus humility, the reciprocal relationship between justice and reverence, tyranny and terrorism as failures of reverence, the vital link between reverence and politics, and the surprising realization that religion is not always reverent. (51 minutes)


#32544 Race & Diversity - NOW with Bill Moyers: Azizah al-Hibri on Interfaith Dialogue (Run time 47 min.) DVD $89.95

By applying her deep knowledge of the Quran and the U.S. Constitution to issues involving democracy and women's rights, Azizah al-Hibri has been instrumental in nurturing an urgently needed interfaith dialogue both at home and abroad. In this program, Bill Moyers and Dr. al-Hibri explore her role as a bridge builder between Muslims and non-Muslims as she advocates conflict resolution through mediation, not violence. She also addresses Arab animosity toward the U.S., America's tarnished image in the eyes of many Middle Eastern countries, and the hijacking of Islam for political ends, using the 9/11 attacks as a powerful case in point. (47 minutes)


#32546 Race & Diversity - NOW with Bill Moyers: John Esposito on the Struggles of Islam (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

In this program, Bill Moyers and Georgetown University's John Esposito-author of Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam and editor-in-chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World-focus on Islam in Asia, where the vast majority of all Muslims live. The conflict within Islamic countries among religious fundamentalists, radical extremists, and the moderate mainstream is considered, along with American geopolitical concerns in the war on global terrorism. Human rights abuses in Indonesia and East Timor, the operation of al Qaeda, and a distinction between holy war and jihad are examined as well. "Can we fight terrorism without it becoming a worldwide clash of cultures?" asks Moyers. (23 minutes)


#32641 Race & Diversity - Prom Night in Taylor County, Georgia: Separate and Equal? (Run time 22 min.) DVD $89.95

Breaking with the tacit practice of separate, student-sponsored proms, teens at a racially diverse high school in Georgia recently tried having only one dance, for all students. One year later they scrapped the idea. Is this a black-and-white case of racism, or is it somehow grayer than that? In this ABC News program, anchor Chris Bury and correspondent Jim Wooten give a balanced report on attitudes toward race in Taylor County as they play out in the halls of learning. How do parallel proms, class presidents, and cheerleading squads reconcile with an otherwise multiracial student body and consolidated, title-winning sports teams? (22 minutes)


#33029 Race & Diversity - Giving Voice: Today's Kids Get Real About Bias (Run time min.) DVD $89.95

Presented by the Shoah FoundationUsing video diaries and workshop discussions, today's teens explore issues of bias and tolerance in their own lives. Giving Voice weaves interviews with this diverse group of teenagers with the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Equipped with mini-DV cameras, seven young people document their surroundings at school and at home, with friends and family, and share their emotional responses to viewing survivor testimony. In the process, they make candid and poignant observations about the examples of intolerance and bigotry they see every day and offer eloquent examples of how each of them strives to take responsibility for building a better, more tolerant world.When young adults see the faces and hear the voices of men and women who suffered what others can only imagine, they make the connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives, opening up the possibilities for profound change.Survivors of the ShoahAfter completing the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg established Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation to preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Ten years later, the Shoah Foundation has created Giving Voice, a new educational product for students. This is the legacy of Schindler's List: a vehicle for facilitating a "dialogue" between students and the testimonies, this extraordinary three-part set is an immensely powerful tool for launching a meaningful discussion about the causes and effects of hatred and prejudice.Student Video Diaries & WorkshopThis half-hour reality TV-style video illustrates how the participants grew, changed, and rethought their own closely held assumptions over the course of the filming project and the daylong workshop that brought it all together. The video weaves student video diaries with first-person, primary-source interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses. (25 minutes)Survivor & Witness First-Person TestimoniesThis video, a compilation of the actual testimonies the students watched, can be used as a part of an in-class re-creation of the workshop-or on its own to deliver a transformative experience that will open eyes, minds, and hearts. (43 minutes)Standards-Driven Teacher's GuideThis modular, standards-driven teacher's guide provides educators with all the materials they will need to utilize both videos to maximum effect-and, if desired, to conduct the entire student workshop in their own classrooms. Ideal for curriculums involving character development, conflict mediation, and human rights. (36 pages)


#33237 Race & Diversity - Multicultural Perspectives on Adults with Developmental Disabilities (Run time 33 min.) DVD $89.95

Community-based caregiving is a vital mode of support for older adults with developmental disabilities. This insightful and uplifting program examines how, within Hispanic, African-American, and Asian-American cultural contexts, the needs of high-functioning members of this population are being met through the empowering assistance of their families and through healthcare- and employment-related programs that promote self-determination. The importance of service providers who share their clients' respective cultures and, where necessary, speak Asian languages or Spanish is underscored. (33 minutes)


#33266 Race & Diversity - A Question of Identity: What Is Race? (Run time 23 min.) DVD $89.95

Is race a biological or a social construct? In this program, ABC News correspondent Jim Wooten examines the question through the experience of Wayne Nelson, a high school principal who decided to find out just "how much" of him was African after seeing a story about a firm offering DNA ancestry testing. The unexpected results made Nelson rethink his whole identity. (23 minutes)


#34170 Race & Diversity - New York: The World's City (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95

To describe New York City's cultural makeup, the best metaphor is a salad bowl rather than a melting pot. This program follows the Queens #7 subway line through a dazzling array of ethnic communities, each with its own distinct texture and flavor, illustrating demographic changes the city has undergone since the early 1990s. Less inclined to learn English and join mainstream society than previous immigrant generations, recently arrived New Yorkers are nevertheless part of a long-established pattern-which former Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) praises, while New York Senator Frank Padavan discusses fears that some conservative citizens harbor. (26 minutes)


#34175 Race & Diversity - America's Immigration Debate (Run time 26 min.) DVD $89.95

Diversity from immigration keeps cities alive, former Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and other leaders assert in this program; opposing views are also presented, thus summarizing America's immigration debate with mixed evaluations of its capacity for change. Using commentary from several experts-including Michael Teitelbaum, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, and Margie McHugh, executive director of the New York Immigrant Coalition-this program studies the isolation of ethnic communities, the shifting of racial definitions, and America's lack of an infrastructure to support immigrant integration. (26 minutes)


#37175 Race & Diversity - Identities: Culture and Nationality in Europe Today (Run time 27 min.) DVD $89.95

What prevents minority communities from joining the European mainstream? Is there an appropriate balance between assimilation and preserving one's cultural heritage? This program wrestles with questions of identity-racial, cultural, and sexual-resulting from the startling new diversity of European society. Depicting daily life in immigrant communities on the Continent and in Great Britain, the film features observations from African, Asian, and Middle Eastern transplants. Each offers his or her personal take on learning a new language, eating unfamiliar foods, adapting to foreign attitudes toward women and gays, and other dilemmas. In addition, European MP Wolf Klinz puts forward his belief that immigrants should be required to learn the language of their adopted country. (27 minutes)


#39043 Race & Diversity - Native American Religions (Run time 28 min.) DVD $89.95

In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Native American religions with Suzan Shown Harjo, executive director of The Morning Star Institute in Washington, D.C. Topics of discussion include the American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978; some common aspects of the approximately 300 remaining Native American religions being practiced in the U.S. today; the concepts of a supreme being and associated sacred beings as they exist in Native American culture; the prophecies of the Cheyenne prophet Sweet Medicine and the historical impact of North America's settlers on the land's indigenous peoples; and the pressing need for all Americans, non-native and native alike, to create a better future together. (27 minutes)


#39058 Race & Diversity - Martin Luther King, Jr.: Look Here (Run time 30 min.) DVD $89.95

One of the first in-depth televised interviews given by Martin Luther King, Jr., this program was first broadcast on October 27, 1957, on the NBC News show Look Here. Filmed only a year after he had reached national prominence during the Montgomery bus boycott, the 27-year-old King offers host Martin Agronsky invaluable insights into his goals, his philosophy, and his unshakable dedication to equality and civil rights. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (29 minutes)


#39176 Race & Diversity - Bill Moyers Journal: Reconciling History in Black and White (Run time 50 min.) DVD $89.95

Using nightmare images from America's past-the noose, the lynching tree, and other emblems of cruelty-Dr. James Cone sheds light on the lingering presence of hatred and terror in our national consciousness. Cone, a Union Theological Seminary professor and author of the highly acclaimed God of the Oppressed, talks with Bill Moyers about the meaning of these and other symbols. Broadcast date: November 23, 2007. (50 minutes)


#39229 Race & Diversity - Tal Como Somos: The Latino GBT Community (Run time 34 min.) DVD $89.95

Latino culture is celebrated for its rich traditions, close-knit families, and strong faith, but being Latino and gay, bisexual, or transgender is often seen as unforgivable. This documentary examines the lives of six Latino GBT men and women, focusing on their relationships with their families as well as their culture, religion, and professional lives. Subjects include Gus and Marcelo, a driven young Mexican couple; Gabriela, once a boy, now trying to prove she is worthy of acceptance as a woman; Ernesto, a Venezuelan struggling for a way to tell his family he's bisexual and HIV-positive; and David, a Colombian burying his past in Manhattan life. In addition, the film's host-a young, gay, Latino man from Chicago named Moises-provides incisive commentary. Includes a viewable/printable discussion and resource guide. (Portions in Spanish with English subtitles, 34 minutes)


#39234 Race & Diversity - Bill Moyers Journal: January 11, 2008 (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95

Why does race still matter in politics today? In this edition, Bill Moyers gets perspective from Shelby Steele, author of A Bound Man: Why We Are Excited about Obama and Why He Can't Win and the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. Also on the program, the Annenberg Public Policy Center's Kathleen Hall Jamieson deconstructs word and image to sort spin from reality after the New Hampshire primary. Broadcast date: January 11, 2008. (57 minutes)


#39245 Race & Diversity - Bill Moyers Journal: January 18, 2008 (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95

This edition of Bill Moyers Journal casts a wide net. Bill Moyers talks with David Cay Johnston, author of Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill), who asserts that America's system has been rigged to benefit the super-rich; with Harvey J. Kaye, author of Thomas Paine and the Promise of America, who has dedicated much of his life arguing for Paine's decisive influence on the American experiment in democracy; and with Craig Unger, author of House of Bush, House of Saud and The Fall of the House of Bush, in which he lays out the political intrigues of the Bush administration and the Saudi royal family. A Bill Moyers essay on Martin Luther King, Lyndon Johnson, and their strategy to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is also included. Broadcast date: January 18, 2008. (58 minutes)


#39434 Race & Diversity - Bill Moyers Journal: Race and Politics in America's Cities (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95

On the 40th anniversary of the landmark Kerner Commission Report on civil unrest, this edition of the Journal spotlights former Oklahoma Senator Fred Harris, one of the last living members of the original Commission, who discusses the root causes of the 1960s riots that rocked Newark, Detroit, and other U.S. cities. Harris also reflects on his ongoing commitment to the cause of reducing racism and deep poverty in inner cities. Bill Moyers then interviews Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker, a dynamic voice for urban reform who shares the lessons he has learned and his vision for a brighter future for his city. Broadcast date: March 28, 2008. (58 minutes)


#39492 Race & Diversity - Bill Moyers Journal: The Reverend Jeremiah Wright Speaks Out (Run time 58 min.) DVD $89.95

"Did you ever imagine that you would come to personify the black anger that so many whites fear?" In this program, Bill Moyers interviews the Reverend Jeremiah Wright-Senator Barack Obama's pastor-in his first broadcast interview since he became embroiled in controversy over decontextualized sermon excerpts appearing in the media. Offering a full view of the man and his ministry, the Journal chronicles Dr. Wright's career; goes inside his church, the Trinity United Church of Christ; and gets his take on black liberation theology and the sermons at the center of the media firestorm. Broadcast date: April 25, 2008. (57 minutes)


#7433 Race & Diversity - The Price of Racism (Run time 50 min.) DVD $99.95

This program brings viewers face-to-face with the mindless ugliness and irrevocable consequences of racism. Examining five case studies in which racism led to violence, we see how each act destroyed not only its victim, but others as well, including the perpetrator. Each case leaves in its wake a string of broken lives-strained marriages, financial ruin, psychologically traumatized adults and children. The inevitable conclusion is: hate destroys. Anyone tempted to take racism lightly will benefit from this program. Original BBC broadcast title: Skin. (50 minutes)


#33205 Race & Diversity - Giving Voice: Today's Kids Get Real about Bias (Run time min.) DVD $99.95

Presented by the Shoah FoundationUsing video diaries and workshop discussions, today's teens explore issues of bias and tolerance in their own lives. Giving Voice weaves interviews with this diverse group of teenagers with the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Equipped with mini-DV cameras, seven young people document their surroundings at school and at home, with friends and family, and share their emotional responses to viewing survivor testimony. In the process, they make candid and poignant observations about the examples of intolerance and bigotry they see every day and offer eloquent examples of how each of them strives to take responsibility for building a better, more tolerant world.When young adults see the faces and hear the voices of men and women who suffered what others can only imagine, they make the connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives, opening up the possibilities for profound change.Survivors of the Shoah Visual History FoundationAfter completing the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List, Steven Spielberg established Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation to preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses. Ten years later, the Shoah Foundation has created Giving Voice, a new educational product for students. This is the legacy of Schindler's List: a vehicle for facilitating a "dialogue" between students and the testimonies, this extraordinary three-part set is an immensely powerful tool for launching a meaningful discussion about the causes and effects of hatred and prejudice.Student Video Diaries & WorkshopThis half-hour reality TV-style video illustrates how the participants grew, changed, and rethought their own closely held assumptions over the course of the filming project and the daylong workshop that brought it all together. The video weaves student video diaries with first-person, primary-source interviews with Holocaust survivors and witnesses. (25 minutes)Survivor & Witness First-Person TestimoniesThis video, a compilation of the actual testimonies the students watched, can be used as a part of an in-class re-creation of the workshop-or on its own to deliver a transformative experience that will open eyes, minds, and hearts. (43 minutes)Standards-Driven Teacher's GuideThis modular, standards-driven teacher's guide provides educators with all the materials they will need to utilize both videos to maximum effect-and, if desired, to conduct the entire student workshop in their own classrooms. Ideal for curriculums involving character development, conflict mediation, and human rights. (36 pages)


#33635 Race & Diversity - The Goose Creek Raid: Racially Motivated? (Run time 22 min.) DVD $99.95

The scene seemed out of place for Goose Creek, South Carolina's highly rated, suburban high school: policemen with their guns drawn forcing more than 100 students to the floor. It turned out to be a drug raid gone wrong; no drugs were found. So why did Stratford High School Principal George McCrackin reportedly call for the raid to quell the school's perceived drug problem? Was it because a majority of the "potential suspects" in the raid were African-American-who are the minority at the school? Or was it the act of an overzealous, colorblind educator? This ABC News program examines what role, if any, race plays in Goose Creek, with the high school as its center. (22 minutes)


#6287 Race & Diversity - Skinheads USA: The Pathology of Hate (Run time 54 min.) DVD $129.95

This program investigates the steady growth of white supremacy groups in the U.S., providing an inside look at an actual neo-Nazi Skinhead organization, its operations, and its personalities. The program covers the group's day-to-day activities at its headquarters, White Power rallies and recruitment drives, and even goes inside a prison where four Skinheads were jailed following a race murder. The program powerfully captures firsthand the distorted idealism and openly racist objectives of the neo-Nazi youth movement. Contains harsh and inflammatory language and scenes of violence and brutality. An HBO production. (54 minutes)


#6552 Race & Diversity - Affirmative Action: The History of an Idea (Run time 56 min.) DVD $129.95

Critics of affirmative action say that it pits Americans against each other and elevates the importance of race, gender, and ethnicity at the expense of hard work and merit. Supporters claim that discrimination remains pervasive in the U.S. and that the government must continue to play a role in aiding minorities and women. This program explores the historical roots of affirmative action and the debate over its usefulness. The program looks at several different affirmative action programs, from the University of California, Berkeley, where the university struggles with how to maintain diversity without minority preferences, to the city of Chicago, whose affirmative action programs for its police and fire departments have been challenged. The program includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars. (56 minutes)


#8147 Race & Diversity - Ties That Bind: Immigration Stories (Run time 56 min.) DVD $129.95

This program looks at the human drama behind the current debate over U.S. immigration policy. It roams both sides of the Texas-Mexico border, exploring the root causes of why Mexicans immigrate. The role played by transnational corporations and their social and economic impact on both Mexicans and other North Americans is considered. A second segment explores the determination of immigrants and questions why current immigration policies are the most restrictive in years. A third part discusses the strong family values immigrants bring with them as having a positive impact on U.S. culture. Immigrant organizations are examined within the context of the American citizen action tradition. (56 minutes)


#8679 Race & Diversity - A Nation of Immigrants: The Chinese-American Experience (Run time 21 min.) DVD $129.95

In this program, the plight of Chinese immigrants-unfairly treated and even hated for their "otherness"-is explored. Attracted to the U.S. by the need for farm and railroad laborers and by news of the California Gold Rush, Chinese came by the hundreds of thousands, only to experience extremely hard work, pitifully low wages, and racial discrimination. In the west, they became the victims of race riots and discriminatory laws, and in 1882 the federal government created the Chinese Exclusion Act to restrict further immigration. Finally, after World War II this racist law was repealed, and the nation has since been enriched by immigrants from China. (21 minutes)


#10450 Race & Diversity - Beyond Black and White: Affirmative Action in America (Run time 57 min.) DVD $129.95

All sides of the affirmative action issue have targeted the same goal: ending racism of all types. But do opportunities for some have to come at the expense of others? In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Charles Ogletree, a what-if scenario revolves around a university's efforts to enroll a diverse student body of qualified candidates. Panelists include Ward Connerly, proponent of California's Proposition 209; Christopher Edley, Jr., author of Not All Black & White: Affirmative Action, Race, and American Values; Julius Becton, Jr., former head of Washington, D.C.'s public schools; Ruth Simmons, president of Smith College; and policy activists from the African-American, Asian, Native American, and Latino communities. A Discussion Guide and other resources are located online at www.fredfriendlyseminars.org/bbw. (58 minutes)


#11204 Race & Diversity - Hate.com: Extremists on the Internet (Run time 42 min.) DVD $129.95

This chilling program, narrated by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Morris Dees, addresses the use of the Internet to spread messages of hate and violence. Don Black, founder of Stormfront; Matt Hale, founder of the World Church of the Creator; Richard Butler, founder of Aryan Nations and Christian Identity; and Dr. William Pierce, founder of the National Alliance and author of The Turner Diaries, expound their doctrines, tactics, and goals. Profiles of "lone wolves"-individuals incited to commit violence and bias crimes-include Timothy McVeigh, Benjamin Smith, the lynchers of James Byrd, and others. Contains inflammatory language and imagery. An HBO Production. (42 minutes)


#11342 Race & Diversity - The Fall of Saigon and the South Vietnamese Exodus to America (Run time 37 min.) DVD $129.95

As communism tightened its grip on what was once South Vietnam, a stream of refugees poured into America. This program uses poignant interviews and archival footage to reveal the fortitude of Vietnamese who faced the gravest hardships in their escape to the U.S. following the fall of Saigon. In addition, Vu-Duc Vuong, of the University of California, Berkeley, and South Vietnamese and American veterans give their firsthand views on the Vietnam War, exploring the factors that led to the elimination of U.S. military and financial support as well as the war's continuing power to polarize opinion in both the U.S. and Vietnam. (37 minutes)


#11343 Race & Diversity - The New Generation: Vietnamese-Americans Today (Run time 33 min.) DVD $129.95

Through candid interviews with first- and second-generation Vietnamese-Americans, this program documents the process of assimilation into American culture of refugees from the former Republic of Vietnam. Vu-Duc Vuong, of the University of California, Berkeley, as well as college students, professionals, and clergy explore what it means to be of Vietnamese descent in America today. Topics include stresses on the family unit caused by cultural and generational differences, gang membership and drug abuse among the young, anti-Vietnamese racial bias, and feelings about relations between the U.S. and Vietnam. (33 minutes)


#33032 Race & Diversity - Africans in America: The Unfolding of Ethnic Identity (Run time 31 min.) DVD $129.95

This program uses in-depth interviews with two generations of five African families now living in the Denver area to explore the dynamic process that is ethnic identity. Having emigrated from Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria, the families bring unique traditions to a shared experience: life in America. The interviews reveal the hopes of the first generation for the second, the thoughts and feelings of both parents and children on cultural transition, their sense of self as they live in America and interact with others, and their pride in adding to the rich national tapestry. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. (31 minutes)


#35123 Race & Diversity - Beijing or Bust (Run time 58 min.) DVD $129.95

With its dramatic rise in economic and geopolitical importance, China has become a land of opportunity for foreigners from the West-although in certain cases, "foreigner" is a problematic term. This program presents compelling firsthand accounts of six "ABCs" (American-born Chinese) who have moved to Beijing in search of career progress and a better grasp of their identities. Candidly sharing personal reactions to the nation's rapidly evolving political climate, social divisions, and business culture, each participant must come to terms with the reality of modern China-and its departure from the sentimental notions he or she acquired in childhood. (58 minutes)


#36371 Race & Diversity - A Question of Fairness: The Affirmative Action Debate (Run time 50 min.) DVD $129.95

Entering a crucible of racial, political, and legal issues, this program explores America's national debate over affirmative action. Viewers will receive a detailed look at the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court case which confirmed the legality of race-based academic admission criteria, as well as a behind-the-scenes examination of hiring policies at the Ford Motor Company. Observations from students, professors, legal plaintiffs, and activists shed light on the debate's central concepts-including the economic legacy of slavery and the use of quotas and preferences. In addition, former Secretary of State Colin Powell describes the role affirmative action has played in his career. Original title: The First Black Man in the White House. (50 minutes)


#37006 Race & Diversity - Racial Stereotypes in the Media (Run time 42 min.) DVD $129.95

Although demeaning and offensive racial stereotypes were pervasive in popular media of every kind during the 20th century, most observers would agree that the media is much more sensitive to representations of race today. But the pernicious effects of that stereotyping live on in the new racism arising from disparities in the treatment of stories involving whites and people of color in a ratings-driven news market, media-enhanced isolationism as a result of narrowcasting, and other sources. This program examines the relationship between mass media and social constructions of race from political and economic perspectives while looking at the effects media can have on audiences. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. (42 minutes)


#39150 Race & Diversity - Prejudice: More Than Black and White (Run time 35 min.) DVD $129.95

Muslims, blacks, gays, people with disabilities, and immigrants of every ethnicity and color: they and many other groups have stood in the spotlight glare of intolerance, easy targets for every sort of discrimination and violence. What makes people prone to irrational hate, and what steps can individuals and society take to eradicate it? In this program, psychology professors Susan Fiske, of Princeton University, and Mahzarin Banaji, of Harvard University; representatives of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other pro-tolerance groups; and victims of prejudice share their insights and experiences. A pro-gay Baptist minister who formerly took a biblical stance against homosexuality and an ex-Imperial Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan who now speaks out for tolerance also offer their views. Contains inflammatory language and images. Recommended for grades 9-college. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. (35 minutes)


#4535 Race & Diversity - Korean Americans (Run time 50 min.) DVD $149.95

This program examines a major piece of the new American mosaic-a group that is seeking to retain its traditional cultural values while adjusting to life in the U.S. Korean Americans have come into frequent and violent conflict with inner-city African Americans, and have sought, through their own ethnic civic organizations, to overcome the rejection of the community around them. (50 minutes)


#8898 Race & Diversity - Understanding Race (Run time 52 min.) DVD $149.95

Race: no gene has substantiated it and no scientist has quantified it, yet it continues to polarize the world's populations like no other concept. This compelling program examines the history and power of the artificial distinction called "race," viewing it within historical, scientific, and cultural contexts. Topics include the anthropological unity of Homo sapiens; sanctioned discrimination, such as segregation; cultural biases based on racial stereotypes; and the underlying humanity that inextricably links us all. A Discovery Channel Production. (52 minutes)


#10931 Race & Diversity - Hate Groups USA (Run time 48 min.) DVD $149.95

Using the shocking racist murder of James Byrd as a starting point, this disturbing program investigates America's proliferating hate groups. The KKK's Charles Lee; the founder of Aryan Nations and his successor, Pastor Neumann Britton; and William Pierce, head of the National Alliance and author of The Turner Diaries, calmly proclaim their chilling views on "racial patriotism" and "positive hate." Countering, Julian Bond, of the NAACP; Irv Rubin, national chairman of the Jewish Defense League; Robert Blitzer, bureau chief of the FBI's domestic terrorism unit; and others explore the mentality of intolerance, abetted by the subversive Christian Identity movement. Original BBC broadcast title: Heart of Darkness. (48 minutes)


#11557 Race & Diversity - Where Do We Go from Here? A Dialogue on Race (Run time 58 min.) DVD $149.95

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." This illuminating program, filmed during a guided tour of civil rights landmarks, blends potent archival footage and photos with group discussion to sensitively explore race relations in the U.S. Visits to Selma, Montgomery, Birmingham, Memphis, Atlanta, Orangeburg, and other locations, combined with eyewitness accounts of key events by survivors of those years, steer the group's dialogue. Together, these concerned individuals-white as well as black-grapple with the issues of anger, identity, prejudice, discrimination, education, and reconciliation. (58 minutes)


#32505 Race & Diversity - America's New Religious Landscape (Run time 61 min.) DVD $149.95

Since the 1965 Immigration Act, the United States has emerged as the world's most religiously diverse country. The stories, perspectives, interviews, and images featured in this program culled from Religion & Ethics Newsweekly offer an opportunity for informed dialogue about encountering these religions, both ancient and new, and appreciating their complexity. In-depth segments filmed at locations around the country spotlight emerging communities of Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims, and Hasidim. Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion at Harvard University, discusses what this increased diversity means. (60 minutes)


#33159 Race & Diversity - Tomorrow's Islam (Run time 59 min.) DVD $149.95

Both in principle and historically, Islam is a pluralistic and progressive faith. Unfortunately, world events involving extremist groups and fundamentalist regimes have projected a distorted image of the religion into the West. In this program, devout Muslim intellectuals-Ridwan al-Killidar, of the Al Khoei Foundation; Baroness Pola Manzila Uddin, the first Muslim woman to sit in Britain's House of Lords; the "Muslim Martin Luther," Tariq Ramadan; fiery Brookings scholar Muqtedar Khan; and others-correct misconceptions while envisioning an Islam that is at home in a modernized, interconnected world: one that retains the best of the tradition while embracing ijtihad, individual reformist thinking, to adapt the religion to the 21st century. (59 minutes)


#37392 Race & Diversity - Crenshaw Boulevard: L.A.'s Artery of Diversity-Educator's Edition (Run time 55 min.) DVD $149.95

Immigration, racial identity, education, economic development-all of these issues converge on Crenshaw Boulevard, the 23-mile urban artery running through South Los Angeles. This program travels the storied roadway from disadvantaged South Central to the mansions of Palos Verdes overlooking the Pacific. Viewers meet many of the residents and entrepreneurs who breathe life into Crenshaw-including Laura Hendrix, owner of an African-American-themed art gallery; Father David O'Connell, co-chair of the anti-gang activist group One L.A.; and Freddy Fong Sr., who left Noriega's Panama to raise his children in the land of opportunity. Bonus material (DVD and VHS only) features additional commentary. (55 minutes + 8 minutes of bonus material)


#39091 Race & Diversity - Tom Brokaw Reports: Affirmative Action Hour (Run time min.) DVD $149.95

Can institutional policies-or racial quotas, as some affirmative action opponents call them-remedy the historical mistreatment of African Americans without impinging on the prospects of white citizens? In anticipation of the U.S. Supreme Court's Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger decisions, this NBC News program explored the legal, racial, and socioeconomic issues behind those historic affirmative action cases. Tom Brokaw's report guides viewers through the 2003 public debate over the University of Michigan's undergraduate and law school admissions policies, with the constitutional implications and the effect both cases had on American race relations forming the central focus of the program. Not available in French-speaking Canada. (45 minutes)


#31327 Race & Diversity - Between Two Worlds (Run time 89 min.) DVD $179.95

In the early 1880s, abetted by the Chinese Exclusion Act, a wave of anti-Chinese sentiment swept across America. This program examines the exclusion years through the stories of Chinese Americans and their families who were kept apart by both ancient custom and U.S. law. These immigrants were trapped between countries, at home neither in the U.S. nor in China. The law of the land, which separated these families, also provided relief as Chinese Americans turned to the courts for justice. (89 minutes)


#31497 Race & Diversity - Hate Crime: The Murder of James Byrd, Jr. (Run time min.) DVD $239.9

The bias murder of James Byrd, Jr., grabbed headlines around the world. In the aftermath of that shocking incident, two film crews-one black, one white-went to Jasper, Texas, to record the trials of the local men charged with the death. The result was Two Towns of Jasper, a documentary that strikingly juxtaposes Caucasian and African-American perspectives on the crime. Using clips from Two Towns and interviews with the filmmakers and the people of Jasper, this riveting two-part series scrutinizes the issues and attitudes surrounding Byrd's death. 2-part series, 23-87 minutes each.


#6853 Race & Diversity - Hate on Trial: Challenging the First Amendment (Run time 49 min.) DVD $239.95

In the early 90s, a young Ethiopian was beaten to death by a group of white supremacist "skinheads" in Portland, Oregon. This three-part program covers the subsequent civil trial of white supremacist leader Tom Metzger and his son, charged by the victim's parents with inciting the violence through inflammatory racist statements. Bill Moyers explains the basis of the $12.5-million civil suit, and discusses its implications within the context of First Amendment rights. Chilling testimony from the Metzgers and their followers highlights the problem of racism. Trial lawyers, activists, and journalists analyze key points raised in the courtroom and the First Amendment issue of "the right to hate versus the right to hurt." (3 parts: 49 minutes, 70 minutes, and 23 minutes; color)


#11341 Race & Diversity - Vietnamese-Americans (Run time min.) DVD $259.9

One of the effects of war has long been the displacement of peoples. But what happens when the refugees come to live in the country of one of the combatants and neither speak the language nor know its culture? This balanced two-part series puts a human face on the issues surrounding the Vietnamese-American experience. 2-part series, 33-37 minutes each.


#37004 Race & Diversity - Sexual and Racial Stereotypes in the Media (Run time min.) DVD $259.9

Sexual and racial stereotypes are constantly being redefined and reinforced on TV and in movies, in magazines and on the Web, in video games-practically everywhere. They frame perceptions, reinforce prejudices, and promote a fear of the "other." This two-part series scrutinizes the media in order to both expose and understand common sources of bias and the intentions behind them. Expert commentary is provided by Carolyn Kitch, director of the Mass Media and Communication program at Temple University; Oscar Gandy, professor emeritus at the Annenberg School for Communication; and NPR's Bob Garfield, cohost of On the Media. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. 2-part series, 38-42 minutes each.




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