For those who don’t know it’s currently Black History Month here in the UK and our TV networks have decided to celebrate this fact by airing the following documentaries…..
Note: It’s not a coincidence that they decided to schedule these documentaries during this period.
Race & Intelligence: Science’s Last Taboo ( aired last night (October 26th on Channel 4)
In 2007, Nobel Prize winning US scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting that black people were less intelligent than other races. His comments caused a storm of controversy, Watson was condemned. In this documentary, part of the season Race: Science’s Last Taboo, Rageh Omaar sets out to find out the truth, meeting scientists who believe the research supports the view that races can be differentiated as well as those who vehemently oppose this view. By daring to ask the difficult questions, Omaar is able to explode the myths about race and IQ and reveal what he thinks are important lessons for society.
Bleach, Nip, Tuck: The White Beauty Myth. Tonight (Tuesday 27th Oct) Channel 4, 10pm.
Two documentaries from the Race: Science’s Last Taboo season examine the growing trend for deracialisation surgery.
Make Me White. Tonight (Tuesday 27th Oct), BBC 1, 10.35pm
The One Show’s presenter Anita Rani goes on a journey around the country to discover what it is that makes some people want to have lighter skin.
So who plans on tuning in to these documentaries then?
Categories: UK TV