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Questions and ideas on race are multi-dimensional. They range from the personal experiences to the philosophical and biological notion of race. The video clips below hope to stimulate and share thoughts on race and include Interviews, TED talks, school assemblies, comedy clips.
The Telegraph asks “What do Black Lives Matter protestors in the UK want?”
Bryanston Housemaster, Jack Dickson, shared his personal experience of the deconstruction of race in a school assembly given on Monday 15 June.
In 1965, the motion “The American Dream is at the expense of the American negro” was debated at The Cambridge Union. Students David Haycock and Jeremy Burford began before James Baldwin and William F Buckley Jr. debated 3rd and 4th respectively. A fascinating and articulate debate.
In a local TEDX talk entitled “What I am learning from my white grandchildren -- truths about race,” Anthony Peterson posits “We tell children that race is real but that race doesn’t matter and the opposite is actually true. Race is not real but race does matter.” Is that the case?
This BBC clip shows coverage of a Private Notice Question in the House of Lords on Black Lives Matter. It was first shown on 15 June 2020.
British comedy sketch show ‘Goodness Gracious Me’ ran from 1996-2001 and included 3 TV series and 2 Radio series. Ethnic stereotypes were parodied such as in this clip. What is the impact of such comedy?