These movies, shows and documentaries about race should be required viewing

And they’re all available on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime


Protests are raging across the country in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and in connection with the death of George Floyd, and many people are re-examining their privilege and trying to educate themselves on racism.

There are plenty of movies, TV shows and documentaries on streaming networks that do a wonderful job of not only showing you how racism works and exists in America, but they’re also moving, well-produced pieces.

Here are our suggestions, categorized by streaming network.



Directed by Ava DuVernay (she’ll come up again in this list), the documentary shows you how America changed after the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, but also kickstarted the prison boom in America.

‘LA 92’

Many young people may not know about the Rodney King trial, including the protests and riots that surrounded his case, since it happened in the early ’90s. This documentary has unseen footage of what went down back then, too.

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