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Color-Blind [electronic resource]: Fighting Racism in Schools

As school populations become more and more diverse, racial intolerance is shoving its way to prominence. In this provocative program, five students from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds speak with candor about racial harassment at their high school in an effort to encourage teenagers to examine their own attitudes and behaviors. The greatest danger of racism is that it will go unaddressed-until it becomes headline news. This video, ideal as a discussion-starter both in classrooms and at workshops, helps to ensure that this will not be the case.
2006; 1999

America's Immigration Debate [electronic resource]

Diversity from immigration keeps cities alive, former Senator Bill Bradley (D-NJ) and other leaders assert in this program; opposing views are also presented, thus summarizing America's immigration debate with mixed evaluations of its capacity for change. Using commentary from several experts-including Michael Teitelbaum, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform, and Margie McHugh, executive director of the New York Immigrant Coalition-this program studies the isolation of ethnic communities, the shifting of racial definitions, and America's lack of an infrastructure to support immigrant integration.
2006; 2004

Nouveau Poor [electronic resource]: Immigrant Poverty

The "golden door" exalted at the Statue of Liberty still beckons the world's poor. Once inside the U.S., however, most immigrants accept a lifestyle that is anything but glittering. This program reveals the conditions in which an American newcomer, legal or not, struggles to earn a living, save money, and meet basic needs. Featuring interviews with numerous immigrants from Latin America and Africa, the film illustrates their experiences with entrenched racism, unfairly low wages, the lack of a social safety net, few if any economic resources, and crowded, substandard housing. These individuals also describe the goals that drive them-education and a better future for their loved ones-and the equally important work ethic with which the majority of immigrants approach their jobs. Severa [...]

Ties That Bind [electronic resource]: Immigration Stories

This program looks at the human drama behind the current debate over U.S. immigration policy. It roams both sides of the Texas-Mexico border, exploring the root causes of why Mexicans immigrate. The role played by transnational corporations and their social and economic impact on both Mexicans and other North Americans is considered. A second segment explores the determination of immigrants and questions why current immigration policies are the most restrictive in years. A third part discusses the strong family values immigrants bring with them as having a positive impact on U.S. culture. Immigrant organizations are examined within the context of the American citizen action tradition.
2005; 1996

Shopping to Belong [electronic resource]: Consumerism and the Latino Community

Most Americans engage in "retail therapy" from time to time, but what form does it take among immigrant populations? Is excessive shopping a way of coming to grips with a new culture-and leaving another behind? This program examines that possibility in the context of the Latino community, raising provocative questions about cultural identity, consumerism, and assimilation. Ten first-generation immigrants from various Latin American countries-including Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, and Peru-share their thoughts and experiences, shedding light on the transition from impoverished environs to the wealthiest and most extravagant society in the world.
2009; 2007

Broken Border [electronic resource]: America's Immigration Dilemma

Take a trip to historic Tombstone, Arizona, and relive Wyatt Earp's gunfight at the O.K. Corral-or watch 21st-century vigilantes scour the landscape for Mexican invaders. Modern pseudo-cowboys haunt Southwestern communities with growing frequency, and they represent one of several new trends examined in this documentary on America's immigration anxiety. Focusing on the porous U.S.-Mexico border separating Arizona and Sonora, the program records the daily routines and high-tech strategies of border agents, the attitudes of local ranchers and activists, and the motivations of undocumented job-seekers determined to cross again and again, no matter how many times they are arrested. A conversation with Representative Tom Tancredo (R-Arizona) and a look at surging Latino populations in oth [...]
2007; 2004

The War of the Gods [electronic resource]

This film contrasts the belief systems and ways of life of the Maku and Barasana Colombian Indians with those of the Protestant and Catholic missionaries who, in competing to convert the Indians to Christianity, threaten to consume their ancient culture. The Protestants, North American Fundamentalists from the Summer Institute of Linguistics, are said to have used their organization as a cover in order to be allowed to work with the Indians, because open Protestant missionary activity would not have been acceptable to the authorities.

Immigration [electronic resource]: Promise and Hope for Generations

This program examines current immigration policy within the context of our historical role as a melting pot for diverse nationalities. The growing political debate over the influx of illegal immigrants from Latin America is discussed by political leaders-some of whom advocate rights for the illegals, and some of whom do not. New York Mayor Rudolph Guiliani, Governor of California Pete Wilson, and Doris Meissner, Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization Services, offer their opinions.
2009; 1997

Growing Up Hispanic [electronic resource]: Children in Crisis

Reports from reputable medical sources reveal a statistical correlation between healthcare issues and poor academic performance in Hispanic communities nationwide. In this program, the National Council of La Raza's Raul Yzaguirre, former Surgeon General David Satcher, the Hispanic Dental Association's Nelson Artiga, and other experts address the pervasive health concerns-most notably dental problems and pediatric obesity-and insufficient access to healthcare that plague America's Hispanic population, significantly undermining Latino children's education as well as long-term well-being. Health initiatives in California, Texas, Florida, and New York are featured, along with case studies from those states.
2006; 2003

Now With Bill Moyers [electronic resource]: Richard Rodriguez on Being American

As the entrenched racial labels "white" and "black" become less and less meaningful, Richard Rodriguez sees a definite future for a new one: "brown." In this program, Bill Moyers talks with the acclaimed memoirist, journalist, and social critic about the ways race, culture, class, and religion are reshaping the concept of identity in America today. Rodriguez's discussion with Moyers exposes many of the contradictions and convergences that make being a 21st-century American so complex and yet so compelling. Topics include bilingual education, affirmative action, Spanish Catholicism, and the implications of what it means to be brown. Three of Rodriguez's books-Hunger of Memory, Days of Obligation, and Brown-are featured as well.
2005; 2002

Nuestra Familia, Our Family [electronic resource]

Nobody is safe in Salinas, California, where two Latino gangs, Nuestra Familia and the Mexican Mafia, are at war. Through exclusive interviews with NF members and law enforcement personnel, this program describes Nuestra Familia's formation by convicts inside the prisons of northern California, its military-like structure, its dismaying power throughout the region and the U.S., and Operation Black Widow, a controversial joint task force between the Salinas Police Department and the FBI designed to demolish this notorious crime machine. The multigenerational story of one family's involvement with the NF-a story of total commitment turned to disillusionment and deep regret-is interwoven.
2007; 2006

Crenshaw Boulevard [electronic resource]: L.A.'s Artery of Diversity

Immigration, racial identity, education, economic development-all of these issues converge on Crenshaw Boulevard, the 23-mile urban artery running through South Los Angeles. This program travels the storied roadway from disadvantaged South Central to the mansions of Palos Verdes overlooking the Pacific. Viewers meet many of the residents and entrepreneurs who breathe life into Crenshaw-including Laura Hendrix, owner of an African-American-themed art gallery; Father David O'Connell, co-chair of the anti-gang activist group One L.A.; and Freddy Fong Sr., who left Noriega's Panama to raise his children in the land of opportunity.
2007; 2006

Moyers & Company [electronic resource]: Between Two Worlds - Life on the Border

No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea. His own life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Over the years he has produced a series of acclaimed novels, including The Hummingbird's Daughter, The Devil's Highway, and his latest, Queen of America - each a rich and revealing account of the people of the borderlands that join and separate our two nations. Three of Urrea's books were among scores of others removed from classrooms when the Tucson school district eliminated Mexican-American studies, claiming it was "divisive." In this edition of Moyers & Company, Urrea talks with Bill Moyers about that ep [...]