If you have never heard of Jane Elliot, she’s a tough-as-nails former teacher who gives unbelievably powerful talks and workshops on racism around the world. She deserves massive respect for the work she’s been doing for decades upon decades. She’s been on Oprah and on a UK television program called “The Event.” This is a program you’re not likely to ever see re-packaged for US audiences (unless it’s on daytime talk TV).
Here it is, again, very powerful and worth a double-take. Can you imagine a high school sociology class (or even a college class) watching this? How many heads would roll? Very powerful and we dare you to watch and get engaged with it.
You have to wonder why Rae Dawn Chong would go after Oprah with a vengeance, unless she’s been smoking some of her old man’s best herbal essence…but it’s certainly her perogative not to be impressed or to have the feelings she apparently does.
Calming Down (Photo credit: ampshot)
That being said, when was the last movie or TV project Rae Dawn Chong has had? Was it “Tales from the Dark Side the Movie” where she played some kind of interracial sexual demon, or was it the unwatchable “Soul Man” in which C-list talent C. Thomas Howell rubs shoe polish over himself and then falls in love with Rae Dawn Chong and immediately develops racial sensitivity?