Black Don't Crack - Documentary


Plastic surgery has been a taboo topic since its inception in the 1950s, and even more so for those in the African American community. This video follows one woman's quest for a "new" nose while she and her family struggle with the misconceptions and risks of undergoing rhinoplasty. With Dr. Harris's culturally sensitive approach to rhinoplasty, the patient's positive surgical experience eases her family's reservations about facial plastic surgery.

Video Transcript
DR. HARRIS: Tradition has always said that black don’t crack.

PATIENT: Of course you are going to get older.  You can't stop mother time, but you can slow it down a little bit.  Most people are not going to say you have a big nose.  You need to get that taken care of soon.

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