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Basic Black; Racial Profiling, Post 9/11


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Basic Black
Racial Profiling, Post 9/11
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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

From the airline industry to playgrounds and neighborhoods across the country, Muslim-Americans, Arab Americans, and people of color are now faced with the prospect of racist treatment due to racial and ethnic profiling, following the tragic events of September 11. Basic Black hosts a round table discussion about civil liberties, national security and the use of racial and ethnic profiling in these uncertain times. Guests include United States Attorney for Massachusetts, Mike Sullivan; American Civil Liberties Union National Campaign Coordinator for Racial Profiling King Downing; and Meerie Najimy, President of the Boston chapter of the American Arab anti- discrimination committee.



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Broadcast program

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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
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