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United Shades of America 

W. Kamau Bell travels America and dives into issues in America such as racism, incarceration, and more.
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Won 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 nominations. See more awards »

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W. Kamau Bell ...  Himself - Host / ... 27 episodes, 2016-2019
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Comic and political provocateur W. Kamau Bell hosts this CNN original documentary series in which he travels to the far corners of America to explore race-based subcultures. Using humor to soften his experiences, Bell willingly subjects himself to awkward situations -- like attending a cross-burning, hate-mongering Ku Klux Klan session -- to demonstrate "the many diverse and colorful definitions of America," CNN says. Bell also visits a gated retirement community, experiences inner-city policing, spends time with spring break revelers, speaks to prison inmates, and travels to the Last Frontier. Written by Jwelch5742

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23 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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United Shades of America (2016) won the 2018 Emmy Award in the Unstructured Reality Program category. See more »

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Same Old Shades
5 May 2017 | by sushilp17See all my reviews

While I appreciate that the show explores multiple sides to salient issues, I can't help but be frustrated by the fact that there were no episodes on Asian Communities in the USA. There's so much for people to learn about in regards how Muslims are tackling Islamaphobia, how East Asians tackle misrepresentation and whitewashing in media, and so much more.

This show is alright, but it's nothing comprehensive. If you're going to call a show United Shades of America, you need to capture all the shades...especially the ones almost nobody speaks of.


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