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Black. White. 

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A white family and a black family find out what it's like to switch lives.




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Series cast summary:
Rose Bloomfield Rose Bloomfield ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2006
Bruno Marcotulli ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2006
Poetri Poetri ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2006
Brian Sparks Brian Sparks ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2006
Nicholas Sparks Nicholas Sparks ...  Himself 5 episodes, 2006
Renee Sparks Renee Sparks ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2006
Carmen Wurgel Carmen Wurgel ...  Herself 5 episodes, 2006
Faith Cheltenham Faith Cheltenham ...  Slam Poet 4 episodes, 2006
Bree Elise Bree Elise ...  Slam Poet / ... 4 episodes, 2006
Chapter Jackson Chapter Jackson ...  Poet 4 episodes, 2006


A white family and a black family find out what it's like to switch lives.

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Drama | Reality-TV



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Release Date:

8 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Black.White. See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA


Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)
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A part of this experiment, was for the two families to live together in the same house. With their false identities, they found jobs, enrolled their kids in schools and at the end of each day shared their interactions amongst each other. See more »

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Bruno is a bully: Scenarios are Shallow
5 April 2006 | by ddsharperSee all my reviews

I am glad there's a show like this but the scenarios are shallow, in my opinion. What I mean by that is being black creates in the bearer a state of mind around different people and in different settings. Try going to an emergency room with back pain as a white guy and then as a black guy. Try getting a job anywhere you want. Send them into certain neighborhoods to rent or buy. The list goes on but I must say the show is a start and kudos to Ice. It also depends on your background, family history and geographic region. There is no monolithic black community though some things are endemic, yet many try to deny it and may have never been exposed. Changing subjects: Bruno is a real jerk. A typical bully, invalidating the experiences of others to absolve himself of realizing truth and his white privilege. Instead of saying, "here, see, here, see!", the brother needs to direct him to Tim Wise.

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