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Basic Black; Unequal Exposure


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Basic Black
Unequal Exposure
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Series Description

THe series was formerly known as Say Brother. Series title change as of 1/8/1998. This series is black produced and is one of public television's longest-running series that is rooted in and reflects the culture, concerns, achievements and history of people of African descent. Also includes controversial issues, African American artists, and events of special interest to the African American community.

Series release date: 1/8/1998

Program Description

According to a study by Northeastern University in Boston, communities of color are nine times more likely to face exposure to environmentally hazardous facilities than communities with fewer people of color.

How can we achieve a balance between a healthy environment and economic development? The following panelists join Basic Black guest host Howard Manly to address these and other environmental concerns:

Penn Loh, executive director of Alternatives for Community and Environment

Daniel Faber, professor of sociology and environmental studies at Northeastern

Robert Rio, vice president at Associated Industries of Massachusetts



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Broadcast program

Media Type


Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Chicago: “Basic Black; Unequal Exposure,” 05/12/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_801101B241E24A53BCAB6DE27F443D53.
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