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An American Dilemma

  • Aired: 02/23/2015
  • 02:54
  • Rating: TV-PG
In this excerpt from the Independent Lens documentary American Denial, we are introduced to Swedish researcher Gunnar Myrdal, who began his investigation into American values and views on equality in the 1930s. Myrdal’s unsettling study An American Dilemma was published in 1944, and the questions it raised about racial oppression still trouble us today.
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American Denial premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens on Monday, February 23, 2015.
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