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Basic Black; Breaking the Habits of Race: A Conversation with Debra Dickerson

06/23/2005

MASTER (CC) Program #3611 Program Title: Breaking the Habits of Race: A Conversation Producer: Valerie Linson Length: 26:03 Broadcast Date: 6/23/2005


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Series
Basic Black
Program
Breaking the Habits of Race: A Conversation with Debra Dickerson
Program Number

3611

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

Debra Dickerson thinks that black people need to let go of race. As Dickerson states in the introduction of her 2004 book, The End of Blackness, "In order to make progress possible, blacks have to give up on the past. Tomorrow is their only option."

Dickerson talks with Basic Black guest host Howard Manly about how to navigate the tension between transcending race and examining how black America should use race.

Duration

00:26:03

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Citation
Chicago: “Basic Black; Breaking the Habits of Race: A Conversation with Debra Dickerson,” 06/23/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 9, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD781137324542D39E6C53DA6AE91466.
MLA: “Basic Black; Breaking the Habits of Race: A Conversation with Debra Dickerson.” 06/23/2005. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 9, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD781137324542D39E6C53DA6AE91466>.
APA: Basic Black; Breaking the Habits of Race: A Conversation with Debra Dickerson. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CD781137324542D39E6C53DA6AE91466
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