Diversity Video Library
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Affirmative Action Debate: WWU
Publisher: WWU, Viking Union
A debate surrounding Affirmative Action and Initiative 200.
Equal Opportunity: The American Dilemma; A debate on Affirmative Action with Dinesh D'Souza and Tim Wise
Publisher: Evergreen, Office for Equal Opportunity
Runtime: 1 hr 11 mins
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.
Initiative 200 Debate, Tim Wise and Tim Eyman
Publisher: TVW, Tim Wise and Tim Eyman
Runtime: 1 hr 34 min
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.
Rabbit in the Moon
Publisher: Emiko Omori, Sundance Film Award Winner
Runtime: 85 mins
A documentary/memoir about the lingering effects of the World War II interment of the Japanese American community. Interwoven is the story of two sisters, both former internees, filmmaker Emiko Omori and writer Chizuko Omori, who questioned the absence of this vital history in their lives while searching for the memory of their mother. Includes historical footage and accounts from Japanese American who experienced interment and fought against it."
When We Were Kids, We Went to War
Publisher: Bristol Production
Runtime: 2 hrs
When We Were Kids...We Went to War is a powerful video for the classroom that shows the personal side of war as presented by WWII Veterans and civilians in their own words and from their unique viewpoint. History books tell us the names dates and places, while these people tell us about their feelings, thoughts, and everyday lives during the war. This documentary connects today's student with the fact that history is real, and the men and women who fought the war were real people about their age when they were called into service. --from http://wwiihistoryclass.com