Living While Black In Japan | All Things Considered | NPR

Living While Black In Japan | All Things Considered | NPR

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The YouTube video Living While Black In Japan | All Things Considered | NPR by the YouTube channel NPR, and here is the description for this video:

In the wake of the 2020 killing of George Floyd, African-Americans and others mounted ongoing street protests.

But African-Americans living abroad felt the anguish as profoundly as their families and friends back “home.”

Some have chosen to live in Japan, one of the most homogeneous nations in the world. Despite being in a smaller minority in Japan than in their home country, they express feelings of safety and freedom.

Yet, racism in the U.S. still plays a role in their lives. In this short film, several African-Americans living in Japan discuss how their encounters with police and racism in the U.S. played into their decision to live abroad and how leaving the U.S. changed their perceptions of who they are and their connection to the country of their birth.

FEATURING
Rivonne Moore; Henry Moreland Seals; Tamru Grant; Ebony Bowens; LaTanya Whitaker; Tyrone Jones II

CREDITS
Director/Producer/Cinematographer: Shiho Fukada, Keith Bedford; Editor: Shiho Fukada; Consulting Editor: Marlo Poras; Supervising Producer: Nicole Werbeck; Video Producer: Nikki Birch; Executive Producer: Keith Jenkins; Audio Engineer: James Willetts; Subtitles by Renee Klahr; James Baldwin footage (1963) provided by CriticalPast; Data on shooting deaths as of August 8, 2021, provided by Mapping Police Violence

Never Forget: Lessons Of The Post-9/11 Warpath

Never Forget: Lessons Of The Post-9/11 Warpath

The Rise And Fall Of The Lakota Empire – Pekka Hämäläinen

The rise and fall of the Lakota Empire – Pekka Hämäläinen

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The YouTube video The Rise And Fall Of The Lakota Empire – Pekka Hämäläinen by the YouTube channel TED-Ed, and here is the description for this video:

Trace the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire, which, at their height, were the most dominant power in the American West.

In 1776, a powerful empire was born in North America. The Lakotas had reached the Black Hills, the most sacred place and most coveted buffalo hunting grounds in the western plains. Located in what is now South Dakota, control of the Black Hills, or Paha Sapa, marked the tribe as the dominant power in the American West. Pekka Hämäläinen explores the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire.

Lesson by Pekka Hämäläinen, directed by Mohammad Babakoohi & Yijia Cao.

Debunking The Myth Of The Lost Cause: A Lie Embedded In American History – Karen L. Cox

Debunking the myth of the Lost Cause: A lie embedded in American history – Karen L. Cox

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Here is how TED-Ed describes this video:

Examine the myth of the Lost Cause: a campaign created by pro-Confederates after the Civil War to promote the lie that they seceded for state’s rights.

In the 1860s, 11 southern states withdrew from the United States and formed the Confederacy. They seceded in response to the growing movement for the nationwide abolition of slavery. Yet barely a year after the Civil War ended, southern sources began claiming the conflict was about state’s rights. How did this revisionist history come about? Karen L. Cox examines the cultural myth of the Lost Cause.

Lesson by Karen L. Cox, directed by Anton Bogaty.

White Savior: Racism In The American Church

White Savior: Racism in the American Church Trailer

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The 2019 documentary White Savior: Racism In The American Church.

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Here is how The IMDb describes this documentary:

A documentary exploring the historic roots and ongoing relationship between racism and American Christianity.

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