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5 Netflix Shows to Watch to Educate Yourself About Racism

5 Shows & Movies | by Hollywood Reporter

13th

13th

Movies

An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

Movies

Describing herself as a 'street queen,' Johnson was a legendary fixture in New York City’s gay ghetto and a tireless voice for LGBT pride since the days of Stonewall, who along with fellow trans icon Sylvia Rivera, founded Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (S.T.A.R.), a trans activist group based in the heart of NYC’s Greenwich Village. Her death in 1992 was declared a suicide by the NYPD, but friends never accepted that version of events. Structured as a whodunit, with activist Victoria Cruz cast as detective and audience surrogate, The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson celebrates the lasting political legacy of Johnson, while seeking to finally solve the mystery of her unexplained death.

When They See Us

When They See Us

Shows

Five teens from Harlem become trapped in a nightmare when they're falsely accused of a brutal attack in Central Park.

Explained

Explained

Shows

This documentary series, made in partnership with Vox, explain some of the world's current trends, from politics, to science to pop culture.

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