The List: Films and TV About Race To Watch Right Now - Smithsonian Associates

Thursday, November 12 @ 6PM 

As America struggles through a crucial racial reckoning, film studios and media platforms have seen an increased interest in black-centered television shows and movies. But it can be difficult to know what to look for in a white-dominated media structure.

sheds light on some of the most important television shows and movies on race and culture to watch right now. From HBO’s “The Wire” and “Watchmen” to Netflix’s “When They See Us” to

Deggans discusses how to evaluate such material for its treatment of themes involving race and culture, and examines how structural racism can distort media messages.