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The Categories Black and White

The Categories Black and White

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The Categories Black and White

This student-narrated documentary brings attention to the laws and financial incentives enacted in 17th century Virginia, which planted the seeds of racial categorization, allowed it to thrive through the Jim Crow era, and become so important that even the most intimate of human bonds were severed to create them.
S1 E1 Length 57:57 Premiere: 2.24.19

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Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories

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Follow sociologist Joan Ferrante's efforts to draw on the transformative powers of the arts to mourn the creation of racial categories in the United States - categories created without regard for family, ancestral, or romantic ties.

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