Just as the show must never become a show in itself, oppression should not be left untreated. Since enormous emotions are created in the audience a discharge or healing process is important afterwards. In the racism workshop next day on campus an explosive dialogue usually erupts in which the participants openly express their own racism or - often for the first time - begin to understand it and its early roots in childhood.
Jacob Holdt is drawing on his experiences from other segregated or ex-slave societies to help students see their situation in a larger context. For schools that can afford it it is also recommended within a week to follow up with American experts in the field such as Tony Harris.
"After six and
a half hours I did not want for this enlightment to end. The only painful
feeling I had was that of hunger. I learned something more valuable on
that day than I could have learned in four years of college courses. In
essence, I learned how to be human."
you held today affected me in so many ways I don't know where or how to
begin. It's not a question of how much or how little, or if you can exempt
yourself from some of the guilt by comparing yourself to a "true
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