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Diversity, Race and the Media

Power of Mass Media


“The media's the most powerful entity on earth.
They have the power to make the innocent guilty  
and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power.
Because they control the minds of the masses.”
                                                         -Malcom X  

Photograph of Malcom X


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Selected Videos on Racism

1. 13th (Ava DuVernay) (1:40:02). 
2. 5 Tips for Being an Ally  (3:31)  
3. James Baldwin and Nikki Giovanni: A Conversation  (1:56:38)
4. American Son (Kenny Leon) (1:30:00) — Netflix
5. Anarchy in the Classroom  (15:00) 
6. Black Feminism & the Movement for Black Lives: Barbara Smith, Reina Gossett, Charlene Carruthers (50:48)
7. Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
8. Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax or available to rent
9. Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
10.Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
11. Debunking the Most Common Myths White People Tell About Race  (3:47)
12. Does Race Exist?  (7:30)
13. Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
14. How Studying Privilege Systems Can Strengthen Compassion"| Peggy McIntosh at TEDxTimberlaneSchools (18:26)
15. I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc)  (1:29:25)— Available to rent or on Kanopy
16. If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
17.Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Available to rent for free in June in the U.S.
18. King In The Wilderness — HBO
19. My road trip through the whitest towns in America (12:54)
20. Notes on a Native Son: The world according to James Baldwin (4:06)
21. Race and Whiteness in the Era of Trump  (49:26)
22. See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
23. Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Available to rent
24. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
25. The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
26. The New Negro (Movie)
27. When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
28. White Privilege in the Classroom  (53:26)
29. White Right: Meeting the Enemy 
30. Whiteness: The Meaning of a Racial, Social, and Legal Construct  (1:55:50)
31. The Fire This Time: Claudia Rankine on Whiteness as a Brand (1:26)

Source: Educational Resources on Diversity & Inclusion (from 

  • To find streaming videos on racism (or other topics), use Catalog search, then for Format, choose Streaming Videos, then click on Search button. For VHS, DVD, Blue Ray and all types of videos choose Videos (all format) at the Format field. 
    FSU library catalog search for Subject Heading "racism" in Streaming Video format
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