SPANISH LAKE, A Banned Documentary on Race, Class and White Flight

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By TheLip.TV

Coming on the heels of the racial tensions in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting death of Michael Brown, the director of a new documentary about race, class and white flight in a nearby community discusses the making of ‘Spanish Lake.’

The bold and uncompromising documentary – directed by Philip Andrew Morton and produced by Matt Smith – focuses on economic oppression in the suburb of Spanish Lake, Missouri, which is located just eight miles from Ferguson.

The film reveals how a lack of local government and community leadership has disastrous effects on the community, including a mass exodus of the white population in the late 1990′s.

The themes of the film parallel America’s growing political divide, underlying racism, and a rise in anti-government sentiment.

via TheLip.tv – SPANISH LAKE, Documentary on Race, Class and White Flight with Filmmakers.

Hey White People: An Awkward Note to America by #Ferguson Kids

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By Urban Cusp

Six black kids from #Ferguson, MO bluntly and sarcastically educate white America about the racist reality in 2014. Recruited from the very block where unarmed black teen Michael Brown was gunned down by a white police officer, these kids ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old, use sometimes uncomfortable humor to show white people the continued racism their generation faces. Armed ONLY with statistics (hands up, don’t shoot) these articulate and adorable kids are not having it while much of white America would rather pretend racism is over.

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