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Directed by Dave Robertson
Canadian Jewish Congress (Ontario Region)
and National Congress of Italian Canadians
(Toronto District), 1992. VHS cassette, 26 min., $99.95.
(Variant title: Racism: Who is Peter Iswolsky).
Distributed by Canadian Learning Company,
63 Mack Ave., Sca rborough, Ont. MIL 1M5

Grades 7 and up / Ages 12 and up

Reviewed by C.L. Ross

Volume 22 Number 1
1994 January / February

This video takes us into a high school classroom for a discussion of racism. We are allowed to hear the unadulterated thoughts of a number of young people on the subject, as well as tho se of their teacher. Together they deal with the kind of attitudes that give rise to bigotry, racism and discrimination. The video makes very clear that each of us has a personal responsibility to stop bigotry whenever and wherever we encounter it.

The video is shot in a classroom, and is contrasted with a dramatic presentation of what racism looks like. The fact that the person being discriminated against is Caucasian and her accusers are members of all the so-called minorities makes the dramatization all the more vivid and riveting.

This is an excellent video on the subject. It is exciting to see young people recognizing that they have to be responsible for their own behaviour, and that they have to take action if they want to stop the rise of racism in our society.

C.L. Ross is a librarian with the Okanagan Regional Library in Kelowna, British Columbia

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