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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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Follows Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (2012) See more »

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Poor Attempt at Racial Commentary
17 June 2019 | by jrmknightSee all my reviews

Biased, unfunny and unoriginal. There is no doubt of racism in our country and the world for that matter, but this show feels condescending and unhelpful for dealing with the problem. There is no conversation and only one perspective is often examined. Would love to see a show like this that helps to build a conversation among everyone and looks for solutions.


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