Despite the best intentions, suburban Chicago high school can’t bridge racial divides

The series “America to Me” puts viewers inside a public school in suburban Chicago for a year. Oak Park and River Forest High School is progressive, integrated, and has programs to fight racial disparities. But students of different races still find themselves on different tracks. Filmmaker Steve James, who directed “Hoop Dreams” and “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” created this series for Starz.



  • Steve James - writer and director of “A Compassionate Spy”