Encourage your students to explore biases and stereotypes with this collection of ABC News segments. Each scenario puts actors into exchanges with unwitting bystanders, generating a wide range of responses – from overt hostility toward other races and cultures to acts of genuine compassion.
- a bakery clerk’s refusal to serve a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf
- cruelty toward an overweight woman seated on a boardwalk
- a very public argument that threatens to become violent
- a purse-snatching in a crowded square, after which witnesses are asked to view a suspect lineup
Repeating the two latter situations, producers achieve varying reactions among onlookers by switching the races of the actors.
Viewing time: 37 minutes. Closed-captioned. 2008. Purchase options: DVD, 3-year Streaming, or DVD and 3-year Streaming; please see the Product Options box above when ordering.
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