October 23, 2009
How do you really feel about the black person who is standing next to you on the elevator? What really goes through your mind when you pass an Asian person in the grocery store? Dr. Phil tackles hidden racial biases, and he has help from a panel of experts: comedians Paul Mooney, Kate Rigg and Manny Maldonado, civil and family attorney Areva Martin, USC professor of sociology Amon Emeka and radio host Michael Graham.
Myths about the President
Dr. Phil and his panel examine the subtle attacks many feel have been launched against President Obama.
Breaking Down Stereotypes
From crime rates to eating habits, there are prejudiced attitudes that people hold about other races. Dr. Phil has members of his panel bust each stereotype.
Howard says that when he’s out in public, white people shun him. He says they don’t want to walk near him, and when they see him approaching, they move away.
Vicki complains that her children have to learn Spanish in school because of Hispanics, and she admits that she has a bias against Asians.