First, let me take a quick sec to give props to one of my favorite "real life" lawyer role models - Thurgood Marshall. As you know, it was he that argued and won Brown v. The Board of Education of Topeka based, in part, on the original doll story. (Many people do not realize that he argued and won numerous cases in front of the Supreme Court, his first when he was around 30.)
I find the video very fascinating and very moving. One the one hand, we can view the informal "study" the filmmaker did as showing that little has changed in 50 years. On the other hand, we should also think about other factors that might have influenced the outcome... For example, when rich happy people are portrayed on T.V., what color do they tend to be? What is the racial makeup of the neighborhoods in which these kids live? I would also be interested to know more about the kids' parents and how they feel about themselves and their race...
Fascinating movie, fascinating subject. IMHO, we've come quite far in this country in terms of racial issues, but we still have so, so far to go! This topic is DEFINITELY an eight beer conversation!
P.S. My favorite fictional role model for an attorney is Atticus Finch of "To Kill A Mockingbird." Kelli and I had already decided that if Adrienne had been a he instead of a she, he would have been named Atticus.