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The Resource Black like who?, directed by Debbie Reynolds ; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television, (electronic resource)

Black like who?, directed by Debbie Reynolds ; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television, (electronic resource)

Label
Black like who?
Title
Black like who?
Statement of responsibility
directed by Debbie Reynolds ; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this painfully honest documentary, filmmaker Debbie Reynolds explores themes of assimilation, internalized racism and self hatred. Debbie is a black student who grew up in a white neighborhood, went to white schools, had white friends, and did not think about being black. As she grew older and left home, her new friends at college noticed her inability to relate easily to other blacks. Debbie realized she had a troubling identity problem and she searched for its origins within her family. Interviewing her parents, she learns that her father's middle class aspirations led him to a tidy white suburb, safe from drugs and crime. Yet he recalls his amazement when six-year-old Debbie did not realize she was black. In retrospect, her mother mourns that they did not instill black pride in their children. Debbie questions her fellow black students about what it means to be black. "We are all searching," they say. Even those who grew up with a strong black identity are still not clear how they fit into the larger society. They each struggle to understand how their race and ethnicity shape their sense of self. This is a unique film to spark discussion on racial identity
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reynolds, Debbie
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Southern California
Runtime
26
Series statement
Black studies in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Racism
Target audience
general
Label
Black like who?, directed by Debbie Reynolds ; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1641238
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641238/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (26 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1641238/bls
  • (OCoLC)780753598
Video recording format
other
Label
Black like who?, directed by Debbie Reynolds ; produced by USC School of Cinema & Television, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?BLST;1641238
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1641238/blsv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (26 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) ASP1641238/bls
  • (OCoLC)780753598
Video recording format
other

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