Skip to Main Content

Race and Antiracism: Video

Systemic racism affects every area of life in the US. Here's a closer look at what systemic racism is, and how we can solve it. From

A Kids Book About Racism by Jelani Memory.

It's been 62 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but the percentage of racially segregated schools in the United States has been growing steadily over the past 15 years. New York has the most segregated schools in the country. We asked these Bronx 5th graders what segregation looks like today. From WNYC.

Black Studies in Video

Black Studies in Video is an award-winning portfolio that brings together seminal documentaries, powerful interviews, and previously unavailable archival footage surveying the black experience. The collection contains 500 hours of film covering African American history, politics, art and culture, family structure, gender relationships, and social and economic issues.

Toni Morrison

This program introduces one of the greatest contemporary American authors: winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Literature, Toni Morrison with readings from Beloved and Jazz. (25 minutes)  From California Newsreel, 1992

George Floyd and the Dominos of Racial Injustice

Trevor Noah talks about George Floyd, Minneapolis protests, Ahmaud Arbury, and Amy Cooper.

"26 Mini-Films for Exploring Race, Bias, and Identity with Students" by Michael Gonchar.  New York Times, March 15, 2017

Are You Racist?  'No' isn't a good enough answer.

Most of us, says Marlon James, are non-racist. While that leaves us with a clear conscience, he argues, it does nothing to help fight injustice in the world. We need to stop being non-racist, and start being anti-racist. Marlon James is author of the 2015 Man Booker prize-winning Brief History of Seven Killings.

The Cabaret Card

Jazz musicians have always faced systems of discrimination in America. One example was the cabaret card, a form of ID required for any musician to work in a New York nightclub from 1940 to 1967. In this Jazz Night in America video short, we trace the history of the cabaret card from its racist origins to its toll on the music, and we'll reflect on what might have been.

A conversation with President Obama: Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence

President Obama joins local and national leaders in the police reform movement, to discuss the tragic events of recent weeks, the history of police violence in America, and specific action steps needed to transform a system that has led to the loss of too many lives.