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Racism - A Savage Legacy

WARNING:  THIS VIDEO CONTAINS HISTORICAL FOOTAGE AND RECREATED EVENTS WHICH MAY BE VERY DIFFICULT FOR SOME VIEWERS, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN.  PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Parliament's abolition of the "slave trade," the BBC produced a three-part documentary entitled "Racism:  A History." 

Narrated by Sophie Okonedo, the series examines how racist ideas and practices developed, how they flourished under now-discredited theories and how colonial racism did not end when the slave trade was abolished.

In the third episode - "A Savage Legacy" - we learn about the impact of racism in the 20th century. 

Featured in this segment are events which occurred in the Belgian Congo - a country which effectively became a huge rubber plantation, "owned" and operated by a foreign colonial power, whose overseers savagely treated native workers (including children). 


Media Credits

Clip from "Racism:  A History," episode 3 - "A Savage Legacy."  Originally broadcast, on BBC Four, 4 April 2007.  Copyright, BBC - All Rights Reserved.  Provided here, via embedded link, as fair use for educational purposes.  Online, courtesy BBC's WorldWide Channel at YouTube.

Director:  Paul Tickell

Narrator:  Sophie Okonedo

Executive Producer:  David Okuefuna

Producer:  Paul Tickell

 

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