This week, I’ll be doing something a little different.
I’ll be writing about a few interesting documentaries which I have stumbled across.
This BBC documentary presented by David Harewood, describes what some might see as the elephant in the room. America has made its mark by having the first Black President, but will this ever be Britains story?
The documentary provides some unsettling statistics, and highlights the differences between wealthy children and those growing up in poverty. The statistics show that black people are more likely to be from poorer backgrounds in comparisons to those from white backgrounds.
According to the documentary the expert explains that the simple vocabulary of a poorer child is up to 1 year behind and this alone creates huge set backs. Society can often use these statistics to generate incorrect labelling. The rhetoric that black children are ‘lazy ‘or ‘bad in school’ can often be told to cover up the real reasons behind these shocking statistics.
However, with all that being said, that doesn’t mean there aren’t poor white children but for black kids there are other significant factors that the documentary explores.
Check out the trailer below, this documentary can be found on BBC Iplayer