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    Pattern or Practice

    The story of how a small Midwestern town waged war on African-American and Hispanic bar owners to drive them out of the changing town.

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    Pattern or Practice

    Directed by Jim Spodick 2014 71 min
    Pattern or Practice peels the veneer off the shoddy pretense and provides a stark view of what institutionalized racism looks like. A small Midwestern town, once a manufacturing powerhouse, is a backsliding, post-industrial community with a race problem so pervasive that disbelief is nearly always the observer’s first reaction. By the time the final credits are rolling, that disbelief is replaced by anger, disgust, perhaps shame and hopefully a desire for change.

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    Pattern or Practice

    Pattern or Practice peels the veneer off the shoddy pretense and provides a stark view of what institutionalized racism looks like. A small Midwestern town, once a manufacturing powerhouse, is a backsliding, post-industrial community with a race problem so pervasive that disbelief is nearly always the observer’s first reaction. By the time the final credits are rolling, that disbelief is replaced by anger, disgust, perhaps shame and hopefully a desire for change.

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