Race, nation and ethnicity are three distinct categories that are often collapsed leading to conflict, confusion and generalizations when it comes to racial and ethnic identity. The beauty of diverse people coming together or reuniting (especially those with African roots) is often lost in how one is defined in a society obsessed with race, but unwilling to admit it. Hear from actors Laz Alonso, Christina Milian, Judy Reyes, Tatyana Ali, Gina Torres, singer Javier Colon, cultural critic Mimi Valdés, journalist Soledad O’Brien and director Jesse Terrero discuss what it means to be Black and Latino in a racial world defined through the lens of whiteness.
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