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Racist Trees

Season 25 Episode 8

About the Episode

Were trees intentionally planted to exclude and segregate a Black neighborhood? Racial tensions ignite in this documentary, when a historically Black neighborhood in Palm Springs, California, fights to remove a towering wall of tamarisk trees. The trees form a barrier, believed by some to segregate the community, frustrating residents who regard them as an enduring symbol of racism.

Aired: 01/21/24 | Expires: 04/21/24 | Runtime: 1hr 23m 49s