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Basic Black; Conversation With Author Cora Daniels, A


CC Master A Conversation with Cora Daniels Show #3905 Tape Date: 8/27/07 Broadcast Date: Producer Valerie Linson Length: 26:46

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Basic Black
Conversation With Author Cora Daniels, A
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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

In this episode of Basic Black, Daniels talks with host Kim McLarin about her book and what the stakes are for remaining a Ghettonation.

"That is so ghetto." The phrase has become part of mainstream American parlance — what once was a place is now used to describe a mentality or a behavior. The first ghettos were European settlements where Jews were confined. The new ghetto is a sort of mental settlement: one of degraded standards, attitudes, and ways of life — at least according to Daniels's new book, Ghettonation: A Journey into the Land of Bling and Home of the Shameless. It's a phenomenon that has exploded in popularity and marketability.

"I think that we're at a time where it's embracing and celebrating the worst that we have to offer — and that's not tied to class or race," she says.

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Race and Ethnicity
Social Issues
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