Reckless Tortuga’s racist job interview

0 Posted by - February 18, 2010 - Blog, Screen

Reckless Tortuga is a crew of hilariously funny filmmakers, producers and actors who make some of the best anti-racism material online right now. Their videos are a breath of fresh air from the usual racism victim stories, which often fail to leave the viewer with a sense of what the real problem is, and where it stems from.

Through simple story-lines, Reckless Tortuga get their point across, in a funny way that all non-white people can relate to. The language is sometimes harsh and to the point, and that’s precisely what the videos do—they get to the heart of everyday racism in North America and the frustration minorities feel when they encounter these seemingly innocent acts.

Racism in America – Episode One explores racist stereotypes during a job interview, where Eric Pumphrey) plays a Black man heading to a regular ol’ racist company for an interview, when the receptionist asks that all time favourite question of visible minorities, What are you?

Enjoy the video—a great watch during Black History Month, and during any of the longer months of the year.

Aisling Chin-Yee is a line producer web editor on Work For All, a National Film Board of Canada project about racism in the workplace.

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