How can an open conversation about race help your community grow in understanding of what the civil rights movement looks like today?
Fair Game? examines the question "are we living in a post-racial era after the presidency of Barack Obama?" The myths, setbacks and challenges to Black men in America are explored in this film featuring stories including Maria Van Peebles, Spike Lee and Cornell West.
Call to Action
Fact: The National Urban League reports that Blacks in the United States remain three times more likely to live in poverty than any other ethnic group.
Fair Game? can help your community:
•Create a local mentoring program and host a screening and discussion as part of thsi program.
•Present a workshop for organizations with programs to assist men and women reentering their communities after prison.
•Lead a Saturday screening/discussion or workshop for Black teen males in your neighborhood at which they chart their own “success plan.”
Bookmark this Organization: Auburn recommends the Twenty-first Century Foundation as a resource to learn more about issues facing Black communities and change for the future.
•Download the Fair Game? discussion guide here.
Fair Game?, 2009
The election of America’s first Black president — Barack Obama — has given many people the impression that the Black man’s struggle for equality or simply the “level playing field” has been achieved. Black men, can strive to be anything they choose, and opportunity and the pathway to it has been made free and clear of obstruction. However, is it the truth? The Twenty-First Century Foundation (21CF) asks this question and more of a number of prominent Black males including Chris Rock, Spike Lee, Dr. Cornel West and Geoffrey Canada. FAIR GAME? speaks to adults, and enlists Black men to add their voices to the discussion around education, employment, criminal justice, fatherhood and mental health and share their personal stories of success, the setbacks, the preparation, and the sacrifices they made that brought them ultimate success in their fields.
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