Oct 15, 2012
Race 2012 is a provocative conversation about race and politics that documents the changing face of America, and how that change may affect the country’s political future. As documented in the 2010 Census, ethnic and racial minorities continue to grow, and their impact on America’s future — particularly as it pertains to politics and leadership — is following suit. RACE 2012 views America’s changing racial landscape through the lens of politics and the people who are, have been, or will be driving the country’s conversation about race. Looking at pivotal moments in the history of race in the U.S., from the Founding Father’s Naturalization Act to Lyndon B. Johnson’s Immigration Reform of 1965, the program spotlights today’s racially-charged and politically divisive debate over the integration of racial minorities into what has been America’s dominant white culture. RACE 2012 offers thoughtful insight and analysis on the paradigm shift taking place in the country, and questions the models by which we view identity politics. It features a frank and provocative free-flowing conversation among pollsters, political strategists, writers and thinkers. Additionally, the film explores how the two major political parties in the U.S. engage with the racial and ethnic communities that re growing in size and influence, particularly the Latino community.