The Long Shadow

The 87 minute documentary by journalist Frances Causey (“cause ee”) investigates some roots of our current racial conflicts. The movie recounts untold stories and hidden histories of how sins of yesterday feed today’s prejudices. Even as slavery ended, Jim Crow laws were banned, and Civil Rights laws were enacted, racism survives like “an infection.” You will learn about the history of free blacks in Canada, how slavery was a cause of our revolution from Britain, how economic reforms often explicitly helped only white Americans, how a workplace shooting followed an employer’s failure to confront an employee’s racist acts.

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