[Marxism] Review: "America to Me" is a searing lesson in school inequity

Dennis Brasky dmozart1756 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 07:54:08 MDT 2018


When does racial inequality begin? To answer the question, you could go
back centuries. Or, as the empathetic, eye-opening documentary series
“America to Me” does, you could go back to school.

The filmmaker Steve James, who followed two African-American high school
basketball players in “Hoop Dreams,”
<https://www.nytimes.com/1994/10/07/movies/film-festival-review-hoop-dreams-dreaming-the-dreams-realizing-the-realities.html>
spent
a year with students, teachers and parents at Oak Park and River Forest
(O.P.R.F.) High School in suburban Chicago. In this integrated, progressive
school he finds a community of white and black students whose education is
not separate, but whose experience is not equal.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/24/arts/television/america-to-me-review.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/26/arts/television/steve-james-interview-america-to-me.html


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