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Affirmative Action

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Affimative Action Council Debate: D'souza V. Wise

Publisher: Evergreen, Office for Equal Opportunity
Format: VHS
Runtime: 1 hr 11 mins
Captions: No

Tim Wise and Dinesh D'Sousa debate the merits of Affirmative Action at The Evergreen State College. Includes statements and questions from the community audience of approximately 1200. D'Sousa, a political conservative, describes himself as antiracist and sympathetic to minorities. A first generation immigrant from India, he authored the highly controversial book Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus (1991) and The End of Racism (1995). Tim Wise is an expert on racism and the political movements of the far right. He is the director of the youth Anti- Prejudice Project and speaks extensively around the country about racial tolerance and understanding. As assistant director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, he was instrumental in the political demise of neo-Nazi David Duke. He is the author of Little White Lies: The Truth About Affirmative Action and Reverse Discrimination.

Affirmative Action Debate: WWU

Publisher: WWU, Viking Union
Format: VHS
Runtime:
Captions: No

A debate surrounding Affirmative Action and Initiative 200.

Affirmative Action: Fulfilling the Promise of Equal Opportunity

Publisher: Maldef Affirmative Action Campaign
Format: VHS
Runtime:
Captions: No

This video discusses the importance of affirmative action, how it helps minorities and women, and when it started. It shows how affirmative action impacts educational, career, and economical opportunities through the use of individual stories of people who have benefited from it.

The Color of Fear

Publisher: Lee Mun Wah, Stir Fry Production
Format: VHS
Runtime: 90 mins
Captions: No

The Color of Fear is an insightful, groundbreaking film about the state of race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. In a series of intelligent, emotional and dramatic confrontations the men reveal the pain and scars that racism has caused them. What emerges is a deeper sense of understanding and trust. This is the dialogue most of us fear, but hope will happen sometime in our lifetime.

Frontline: Secrets of the SAT

Publisher: PBS
Format: VHS
Runtime: 60 mins
Captions: No

With legal challenges to affirmative action spreading across this country, Frontline investigated the impact of standardized tests on racial diversity on college campuses.

Initiative 200 Debate, Tim Wise and Tim Eyman

Publisher: TVW, Tim Wise and Tim Eyman
Format: VHS
Runtime: 1 hr 34 min
Captions: No

Tim Eyman and Tim Wise debate the merits of anti-affirmative action Initiative 200 at the University of Washington. Includes statements and questions from the community. The initiative was passed by vote of the citizens of Washington State in November 1998. Tim Eyman was co-chairman of the campaign for Washington State Initiative 200 attacking affirmative action for women and people of color in public employment, education and contracting. Tim Wise is an expert on racism and political movements of the far right. He is the director of the youth Anti-Prejudice Project and speaks extensively around the country about racial tolerance and understanding. As assistant director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, he was instrumental in the political demise of neo-Nazi David Duke. He is the author of Little White Lies: The Truth About Affirmative Action and Reverse Discrimination.

Minorities in the College Classroom

Publisher: Dept. Human Relations
Format: VHS
Runtime: 26 mins
Captions: No

This video illustrates communication problems between faculty and minority students at the college level, which can lead to learning difficulties; and the assumptions or presumptions professors have before getting to know students.





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