IN A DIVIDED COUNTRY, OUR STORIES UNITE US.
Released in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election, AMERICA DIVIDED is an EPIX Original docu-series, executive produced by Norman Lear, Shonda Rhimes and Common, features narratives around inequality in education, housing, healthcare, labor, criminal justice and the political system — all woven into an eight-story, five-part series. The show follows high-profile correspondents as they explore aspects of inequality related to their own biographies. Correspondents include: Common, Rosario Dawson, America Ferrera, Zach Galifianakis, Norman Lear, Amy Poehler, Peter Sarsgaard, and Jesse Williams. Now Streaming on EPIX.com.
Created by Solly Granatstein, Lucian Read and Richard Rowley.
This is our America. And it isn’t what we promised.
Americans need to reexamine the true objectives of our public school system. We know that the moment we put handcuffs on a child in school, we double their chances of dropping out, yet this happens every day, with great and measurable bias. If we send American children to school to be inspired, then this constant presence of armed state agents enforcing the criminal code in classrooms, marks a clear and willful failure that has to be remedied.
The house and the 2.5 kids and stability isn't out there, and I see this generation really paying the price. They are the ones dying of heroin overdoses.
People are fighting these same fights all across the country. North Carolina is the place I care about but, really, we all live in our own North Carolina.
The criminal justice system is failing the people of South and West Chicago.
It only would take a small amount of imagination for any of us to put ourselves in these people’s shoes and understand that they’re humans just like us.
I'm in shock at how democracy was completely thrown out the window.
Everybody says, ‘I want people to be paid equally, this is America, and everyone should be given an opportunity.’ So why can't we make it so that the woman working and the woman that she hires can both have a living wage?