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Revisiting the Clark and Clark Doll Study 60 Years Later

5:31 minutes

ABC News Good Morning America

This clip is a Good Morning America segment replicating a famous study from the 1940s by Kenneth and Mamie Clark in which Black children expressed a preference for White dolls over Black dolls. The original study helped convince the U.S. Supreme Court in Brown v. Board of Education that separate was unequal. This video shows that some things have changed since then, but other things haven't.

Exploring Implicit Racial Biases

10:20 minutes

Dateline NBC

Is it possible that virtually all of us have a hidden racial bias, hidden even from ourselves? Dateline NBC explores this question by having studio audience members, including civil rights activists, take the Implicit Association Test (IAT). The intriguing results are discussed by IAT developers Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald.

Barack Obama: "A More Perfect Union"

37:10 minutes

This clip shows the full March 18, 2008, Philadelphia speech that Barack Obama gave on the topic of race and racism. Although this now-famous speech specifically responded to racially inflammatory comments made by Mr. Obama's pastor, it also addressed larger issues of prejudice, privilege, race relations, and inequality.

Should the U.S. Apologize and Make Reparations for Slavery?

21:26 minutes

WPSU Penn State Public Broadcasting

This segment of Pennsylvania Inside Out interviews Professor of Economics William Darity from the University of North Carolina. Professor Darity discusses the controversial question of whether the U.S. government should apologize and make reparations for slavery, Jim Crow, and more recent cases of discrimination.

Modern-Day Slavery and Human Trafficking

11:35 minutes

CBS News

This clips presents an interview with David Batstone, author of Not For Sale, about modern-day slavery in the United States and around the world. An estimated 200,000 people currently live in bondage in the U.S., and in this video Batstone describes the practice of human trafficking as well as effective steps that citizens can take to counter it.

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