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Ten years after Skin Deep, campuses still struggle to attain diversity, create equity, close achievement gaps, and enhance student success for everyone. California Newsreel has produced this new tool to support your diversity goals. Despite 15 years of diversity programs and initiatives, many of our discussions about race remain mired…
Shattering the Silences
Eight professors of color discuss the special pressures minority faculty face in majority white institutions. Shattering the Silences: The Case for Minority Faculty offers everyone in higher education an unprecedented opportunity to see American campuses through the eyes of minority faculty. Across America campus diversity is under attack; affirmative action…
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Students learn about racial tension and how it can lead to problems in every aspect of high school life. Suggestions and techniques for diffusing racial tension are presented in a practical and useful style. Students learn how to open up their mind to the differences between races on campus, along…
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A cinema verite record of a year in a multicultural residece hall at Stanford University provies insight into the freshman year experience. Freshman year. What could be more challenging, disorienting, exhilarating, depressing? Two award-winning filmmakers- one male, one female- returned to college with their cameras. They spent a year living…
Blacks And Jews
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Scarred Justice: the Orangeburg Massacre 1968
Scarred Justice: The Orangeburg Massacre 1968 brings to light one of the bloodiest tragedies of the Civil Rights era after four decades of deliberate denial. The killing of four white students at Kent State University in 1970 left an indelible stain on our national consciousness. But most Americans know nothing…
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Police Response / Halloween Riot
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Provocative and bracing, Unborn in the USA provides a riveting look into the deep secrets and deep pockets of the pro-life movement. Traveling across 35 states, the filmmakers are granted unprecedented access to pro-life groups, movement icons, fund-raising machines, and even into classes where university students are being groomed to…
California Missions 3 & 4
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    Black and Cuba follows street-smart Ivy League students who are outcasts at their elite university, as they band together and adventure to Cuba to see if revolution is truly possible. Intent on sharing their experiences, the students film their journey through the streets of Havana and Santiago. They observe the…