Brave New Films looks at everyday racism in America.
What’s in a name? With the wave of protests engulfing the US city of Baltimore following the death of yet another unarmed black male, we have heard everyone — from politicians to the media — freely use terms such as “riot” and “thugs” to describe, or rather condemn, the events.
Yet studies have found that job applications from someone named Dante were 50% less likely to get a call-back than someone named David.
Black drivers are twice as likely to be pulled over than white drivers. And, while marijuana use is equal among both races, black people are four times more likely to be arrested for possession.
The list goes on.
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