The following photo slideshows and videos explore diverse historical and current topics and events, including Jim Crow-style discrimination against Mexican Americans; the Civil War, slavery, abolition and race relations. Check back regularly for updated videos and slideshows.
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Is Inequality Making Us Sick?
Video criss-crosses the country investigating the impact of social, economic and physical environments on health status. Above and beyond the influence of genetics and health behavior, there is growing evidence to support the theory that inequities in the jobs we do, the wealth we enjoy and the neighborhoods in which we live can profoundly affect our longevity and health.
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The Forum Network online library features thousands of lectures by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers, and community leaders, available to citizens of the world for free. The Forum Network brings a diverse range of perspectives on both local and global issues to audiences around the world.
Gay in the Office: The Last Frontier of Workplace Equality
Federal law prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion and gender — but not sexual orientation. In fact, it is legal in 29 states for an employee to be fired for being gay. Follow the history of gay rights in the workplace, from the anti-gay witch hunts of the McCarthy era to pending anti-discrimination legislation today.
See Baby Discriminate: We all want our children to be unintimidated by differences and have the social skills necessary for a diverse world. The question is, do we make it worse, or do we make it better, by calling attention to race?
Race in America: For the first time in U.S. history, a black man has won the highest office in the land. Yet racial tensions and misunderstandings remain the abiding subtexts of many of our national conversations. In this periodic series, the Tribune examines America's enduring struggles over race
American Anthropological Association
Race - Are We So Different?An award-winning educational program that looks through two lenses, the sciences and humanities, to help individuals understand the origins and manifestations of race and racism in everyday life, and come to their own
conclusion that race is a dynamic and sometimes harmful human invention.
The Power of an Illusion: Series that asks, What is this thing called "race?" - a question so basic it is rarely raised. But what is discovered is that most of our common assumptions about race - for instance, that the world's people can be divided biologically along racial lines - are wrong. Yet the consequences of racism are very real.
ColorLines: National newsmagazine on race and politics since 1998 that tells stories from communities of color while focusing on structural solutions that advance racial justice.
Social Science Research Council
Is Race "Real?" This series of short essays tackles the subject of race and genomics, which the SSRC believes warrants critical reflection and debate among researchers and the broader public, given its important implications across an array of disciplines in the biological and social sciences, its potential impact on a number of policy domains, as well as broader consequences for society at large. This forum is meant to serve as a tool for scholars, educators, policy makers and students, and promote informed debate on what is no doubt one of the most important public issues of our time.
PBS American Experience
A Class Apart: A little-known story of the Mexican American lawyers who took Hernandez v. Texas to the Supreme Court, challenging Jim Crow style discrimination against Mexican Americans.
PBS American Experience
Reconstruction: The Second Civil War: Offers insights into topics in American history including the Civil War, slavery, abolition, race relations, definitions of freedom and citizenship, civil rights, black suffrage and election to political office, impeachment, regional political differences, nationbuilding after war, the cotton economy, sharecropping, federal government intervention in the states, and more.
PBS American Experience
Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985: Tells the definitive story of the Civil Rights era from the point of view of the ordinary men and women whose extraordinary actions launched a movement that changed the fabric of American life, and embodied a struggle whose reverberations continue to be felt today.