Important Films That Carefully Examine Racism, Discrimination and the Struggles of Being Black in America

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Education is a vital part of any anti-racist practice. Through learning about the history of racism against Black folks in the United States, we can begin to work towards eradicating racism as it appears in our society today. To encourage empathy and honesty while sparking difficult yet necessary conversations between family and friends — and as these discussions begin to ramp up in recognition of Black History Month — we’ve collected a list of films that can teach us how to channel our energy in ways that help dismantle the racist structures in our communities and align ourselves with movements leading the fight towards racial justice.