United Shades of America

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  • 2016
  • 6 Seasons
  • 6.6  (690)

In this docuseries, comic W. Kamau Bell travels around America, using humor to confront some of the most difficult issues facing the country. For example, the African-American Bell attends a KKK rally to address issues of race and diversity. He also visits prisons, retirement homes, spring break parties and more.

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Seasons
Trans in Texas
7. Trans in Texas
June 13, 2021
Kamau travels to Dallas, an epicenter of not only shocking statistical deadly violence against the trans community, but also of activism and resilience.
The Color of America
6. The Color of America
June 6, 2021
Kamau explores the shifting ethnic makeup of the U.S. in a celebratory exploration of an increasingly robust mixed-race population and the ways in which they are changing and challenging the culture.
Thank You For Your Service
5. Thank You For Your Service
May 30, 2021
Kamau examines the military and how it is beset by the same destructive forces that keep the U.S. divided as a nation.
The Wealth Gap
4. The Wealth Gap
May 23, 2021
Kamau explores American disparity through the lens of generational wealth, digging into the forces that are actively working to keep Black families from building prosperity and the possible solutions that can fix it.
Power of Protest
3. Power of Protest
May 16, 2021
Kamau returns to Portland to explore the emerging dynamics of the current protests, talking with the founders of BLM as well as athletes, entertainers and regular folks who have become active in the social and economic justice movement.
Black to the Future
2. Black to the Future
May 9, 2021
Kamau digs deeply into the discrimination and racism that lingers in programs like STEM; he looks at efforts to build a more inclusive workforce for the globally competitive future in technology and space.
Policing the Police
1. Policing the Police
May 2, 2021
Exploring the perception of the warrior cop in America and two mindsets of the police forces across the country: warrior versus guardian.
Description

In this docuseries, comic W. Kamau Bell travels around America, using humor to confront some of the most difficult issues facing the country. For example, the African-American Bell attends a KKK rally to address issues of race and diversity. He also visits prisons, retirement homes, spring break parties and more.United Shades of America is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (47 episodes). The series first aired on April 24, 2016.

Where to Watch United Shades of America

United Shades of America is available for streaming on the CNN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch United Shades of America on demand at HBO Max, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 24, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (690)