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Race is the Place

Funny, angry and profound, this is a visual and verbal riff on race in America from the point of view of a wide variety of artists, poets, rappers, performance artists and stand-up comedians. From a bit by comic Ahmed Ahmed on the “joys” of flying as an Arab American to Puerto Rican slam champ Mayda del Valle, from Hawaiian poet Haunani-Kay Trask to Kate Riggs’ funny and explosive diatribe against the stereotyping of Asian American women, “Race Is the Place” yanks off the muzzle of political correctness to speak the often ugly truths that lie beneath the rosy talk of “multiculturalism” and “diversity.”  A co-production of Paradigm Productions and KERA, in association with the Independent Television Service (ITVS). Co-produced and directed by Rick Tejada-Flores and Ray Telles.