YouTube has taught us all that sometimes nothing is as powerful as a video clip that delivers a powerful, memorable message in less than 5 minutes. I’ve found videos endlessly useful as a means of starting productive and thoughtful conversations about issues of issues surrounding diversity, whether in the classroom, on Facebook, or in personal conversations with family and friends. The videos below are the best I’ve found (with a little help from my friends – thanks to those who gave me ideas for this!).
On race & stereotyping
What kind of Asian are you?
Scene from Crash
Racist harrasses Muslim cashier
Guy brings his white girlfriend to barbershop in Harlem
How to tell someone they sound racist
Moving the race conversation forward
The Lunch Date
A look at race relations through a child’s eyes
African men. Hollywood stereotypes
The women of Nyamonge present: Netball
UCLA Girl’s Offensive Asian Rant
(be sure to watch the response below)
Asians in the library of the world: a persona poem in the voice of Alexandra Wallace
A trip to the grocery store
Make sure to watch their other videos about race here.
5 Things White People Should Do to Improve Race Relations
Harvard professor Henry Gates Jr. on his arrest
Lin’s success crosses racial boundaries
Africa for Norway
Cadillac Commercial (Make sure to watch Ford’s response to this commercial below)
Ford’s response to the Cadillac Commerical
On white privilege
Make Poverty History
Giving is the best communication
America, the beautiful
It’s beautiful, behind the scenes
Ethnicity matters: The case for ethnic specific ministries
Move – Around the World in 1 Minute
Where the hell is Matt? 2012
The world’s most typical face (National Geographic)
Reconsider Columbus Day
A new dream: Evangelical undocumented immigrants tell their side of the story
Accents and fair housing
See more videos on immigration here.
A class divided with Jane Elliott
Watch the whole documentary here.
Who is black in America?