An illustration of the USA, ethnic minorities and social class. Also looks at class systems and positive role models in US society.

First broadcast:
17 October 2007

Show students the clip and then ask them to first identify and then analyse key words and phrases. For example, what makes someone a role model? How is the American class system different from the UK model? Are racist attitudes the same in the US and the UK? How does poverty affect people's choices in life? Give an example of a stereotype.