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True Colors

DVD

19 minutes
Source: Out of print

This episode of the ABC News program Primetime Live focuses on "everyday racism." It employs a hidden camera to follow two men, one black and the other white, as they go about the activities of renting an apartment, buying a car, shopping in a store, and walking down the street. The wide disparity in their experiences is enlightening and surprising, even to the participants themselves.

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