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13th

This movie explores the history of racism, white supremacy and racial inequality in the United States; more specifically, it investigates subjects such as justice and mass incarceration and how they are intertwined.

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when they see us

This documentary miniseries explores the false accusations and incarcerations of 5 young black men after a jogger was assaulted and raped in Central Park.

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requiem for the american dream

This documentary, through a series of interviews with Noam Chomsky, explores the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of few people.

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the daily show on george floyd, the minnesota protests, ahmaud arbery, and amy cooper

Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, speaks about these issues in his characteristically approachable and understandable manner.

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strong island

This documentary investigates black identity and the value of black lives within the United States as explored by the creator, filmmaker Yance Ford, whose brother was murdered.

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get out

This Oscar-winning film provides an insight into black identity, fear, and white supremacy. A definite must-watch for everyone.

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dear white people

This humorous Netflix original navigates the changing landscape of politics in what many think is a "post-racial" society, showing that so-called progressive universities are not as progressive as it seems and that the struggle for black people against white privilege remains as relevant as ever.

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la 92

A new perspective into the LA riots and 1992 Rodney King trial through unseen footage that lead to civil unrest.

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9 documentaries about racism & black lives that white people should be watching right now

@gaytimes Instagram slideshow list that gives a brief overview of what each documentary is about and why you should watch it.

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