7.5
33 votes
United Shades of America

United Shades of America

CNN 2016

Follow comedian and political gadfly W. Kamau Bell as he explores the far corners of our country and its various groups and subcultures.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of United Shades of America

United Shades of America - S4E1

#1 - Megachurches

7.39

Season 4 - Episode 1

Kamau visits Dallas—the home of the Megachurch, to find out what is creating the new face of Christianity today, in a city where church and state are far from separate.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 23 votes.

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#2 - Is It Cool to Be Hip?

7.47

Season 1 - Episode 6

W. Kamau Bell is off to speak to the people of Portland, Oregon where the result of a massive influx of hipsters appears to be gentrification; he inquires as to how this has affected the local neighborhoods.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 58 votes.

United Shades of America - S5E5

#3 - The Time for Reparations

7.50

Season 5 - Episode 5

W. Kamau Bell heads to New Orleans to explore the topic of reparations.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 6 votes.

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#4 - Appalachian Coal Country

7.56

Season 2 - Episode 7

The Appalachian region has a rich history and optimism, despite being one of the hardest-hit countries economically; W. Kamau Bell plans to mine.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 34 votes.

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#5 - Venezuelans in Florida

7.57

Season 5 - Episode 6

W. Kamau Bell heads to South Florida, home of the largest number of Venezuelans in the United States, to understand the crisis that led them to seek asylum.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 7 votes.

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#6 - The Fountain of Youth

7.70

Season 1 - Episode 8

Kamau Bell searches for the fountain of youth. He heads to Daytona Beach, Florida and gets schooled on 'beachin.'

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 30 votes.

United Shades of America - S2E6

#7 - Puerto Ricans and Puerto Rico

7.70

Season 2 - Episode 6

W. Kamau Bell unlocks some of the myths of Puerto Ricans; a journey from New York City to Puerto Rico itself.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 27 votes.

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#8 - The New KKK

7.71

Season 1 - Episode 1

Despite their dwindling numbers over the decades, the notorious white supremacist group, the Klu Klux Klan, seek to reignite the flames of white power with a new message; W. Kamau Bell heads to the South to speak to KKK members.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 181 votes.

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#9 - Muslims in Small Town America

7.73

Season 2 - Episode 4

W. Kamau Bell meets Muslims in Michigan who are eager to explain that practitioners of Islam aren't what people assume they are.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 44 votes.

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#10 - The Border

7.77

Season 3 - Episode 1

W. Kamau Bell heads to the U.S. Mexico border to find out what life is like for the people who live there.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 30 votes.

United Shades of America - S1E4
#11 - Protect and Serve?
7.77
Season 1 - Episode 4

Camden, New Jersey has a reputation as one of the country's most dangerous cities; W. Kamau Bell heads there to see if a newly implemented community policing program is helping the relationship between citizens and the police force.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 71 votes.

#12 - Sweet Home (Mobile) Alabama
7.80
Season 3 - Episode 6

W. Kamau Bell heads down south to debunk some myths while also retracing his family roots with his father.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 15 votes.

#13 - Going to Public School
7.80
Season 5 - Episode 3

A look into the public education system of two contrasting school districts in Cleveland, Ohio.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 10 votes.

#14 - All-American Family Farms
7.82
Season 5 - Episode 2

How we can fix America's broken food supply chain? A nightmare scenario for farmers is happening right now. 'Essential' farmworkers feel underpaid and at risk.

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 11 votes.

#15 - Iranian-Americans in New York
7.83
Season 5 - Episode 8

W. Kamau Bell visits New York City to meet with Iranian immigrants to learn about their American experience.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 6 votes.

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#16 - Latino, USA
7.85
Season 1 - Episode 3

The population of East Los Angeles is over 90 percent Latino; they are predicted to be the majority population of Americans by 2044; W. Kamau Bell speaks to many Latinos who are fighting prejudice and spreading the message of tolerance.

The episode was rated #6 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 73 votes.

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#17 - Behind These Walls
7.85
Season 1 - Episode 2

W. Kamau Bell speaks to prisoners of the infamous San Quentin prison to hear their individual, real stories about life inside the prison and what it has turned them into.

The episode was rated #7 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 103 votes.

#18 - Immigrants and Refugees
7.86
Season 2 - Episode 1

W. Kamau Bell enjoys an abundant cross-section of immigrants who come to this country from all over the world to make a better life.

The episode was rated #8 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 51 votes.

#19 - Chicago Gangs
7.88
Season 2 - Episode 2

W. Kamau Bell goes to the heart of Chicago gang territory to explore the truth about violence in the city.

The episode was rated #9 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 49 votes.

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#20 - Off The Grid
7.91
Season 1 - Episode 5

W. Kamal Bell visits people in North Carolina and Tennessee who are living completely off the grid; inside the tiny house movement; legendary Summer of Love commune, The Farm; doomsday prepper who refuses to be identified.

The episode was rated #10 Worst episode of United Shades of America from 81 votes.

Last updated: oct 09, 2020

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