June 29, 2011
Are racial and cultural biases out of control, or are people too easily offended? Dr. Phil tackles this touchy topic with help from a panel of outspoken luminaries: comedian and actor Tommy Davidson; conservative radio talk show host Mike Gallagher; USC assistant sociology professor Amon Emeka; Emmy Award-winning writer Teresa Strasser and actor and comedian Paul Rodriguez.
Breaking Down Biases
Dr. Phil’s panel discuss controversial headlines ” from Dr. Laura’s use of the N word on her radio show to the proposed building of a mosque at Ground Zero.
The reality TV show Jersey Shore is a cultural phenomenon that gave the world Snooki and The Situation, but do shows such as this give Italian Americans a bad name? Teresa Giudice and Caroline Manzo, cast members from The Real Housewives of New Jersey, weigh in.
The Great Beauty Debate
Do attractive people receive preferential treatment in society? Hear an employer’s shocking confessions about beauty bias in the workplace!
A Victim of Racial Profiling?
Astra, a Dr. Phil staff member, recounts her own experience with perceived bias. Several audience members support her, but others say she should stop playing the race card.
Watch Astra’s video describing the incident.