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In Sickness and in Wealth
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What are the connections between healthy bodies, healthy bank accounts and skin colour? Our opening episode travels to Louisville, Kentucky, not to explore whether medical care cures us but to see why we get sick in the first place, and why patterns of health and illness reflect underlying patterns of…
A Question of Color
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A Darker Side of Fair
Shedding new light upon issues of global diversity, this documentary focuses on the extent to which a "fairness fetish" has permeated various levels of Indian society. Today in India fairness is a benchmark for beauty; marriages are decided on the basis of skin colour; and fair means "lucky" whereas dark…
Tim Wise: On White Privilege
For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege. In this spellbinding lecture, the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son offers a unique, inside-out view of…
Under Our Skin - The Untold Story of Lyme Disease
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The Essential Blue Eyed
Over the past 20 years, Jane Elliot, a former teacher in the midwest USA, has committed herself to leading a fight against prejudice, ignorance and racism in society. She continues to practise the same philosophy which she begun with her school class after Martin Luther King jun.'s death in 1968.…
What's Race Got To Do With It? - Social Disparities and Student Success
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When the Bough Breaks
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Frantz Fanon - Black Skin, White Mask
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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask explores for the first time on film the pre-eminent theorist of the anti-colonial movements of this century. Fanon's two major works, Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth, were pioneering studies of the psychological impact of racism on both colonized and…
My Colour, Your Kind
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Joe
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Mineral Makeup Techniques
Professional makeup artist, Leslie Graham, demonstrates step-by-step the professional techniques for applying mineral makeup for natural day and dramatic evening looks, from the foundation to the final touches. She also discusses and demonstrates how to select mineral makeup, choose the proper tools, clean and sanitize your products and tools, prep…