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How the Central Park Five Survived Prison and the Press

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How the Central Park Five Survived Prison and the Press
Open Society Foundations - The Ford Foundation
A panel of media experts discuss the media bias that perpetuates the stereotype of the black male. The participates attempt to challenge the conventional wisdom of black men.Whereas news media, the so-called 'Fourth Estate,' often admittedly has succumbed to its own biases and perceptions as well as a need for entertainment and sensationalism in reporting on race, documentary filmmaking has taken on an increasingly important role in researching and untangling matters of race and bias. This panel will explore the ways in which we can challenge conventional wisdom about history and individual racial judgments in an age where bias, particularly racial bias, is harder to 'prove.'Moderator Orlando Bagwell, Director JustFilms Initiative, Ford Foundation talks with Sarah Burns, Filmmaker, Central Park Five, Yusef Salaam, Innocent and Exonerated in the Central Park Jogger Case, Samuel Pollard, Filmmaker, Slavery by Another Name, and Khalil Muhammad, Director, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.