Social Justice Film Series: White Like Me

white_like_me.jpgDo you become annoyed anytime a person of color writes, tweets, sings, or speaks about racial inequality? Have you ever wondered why it’s culturally acceptable for black people to use the n-word, while no one else is supposed to use it? Have you ever used the word postracial without a trace of irony? Do you believe that the sole purpose of affirmative action is to allow less qualified minorities to take jobs and positions from the smarter and more qualified?

If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then you should check out White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America, anti-racism activist Tim Wise’s educational film about racism and white privilege. Especially if you’re white.

Wise is well known for his work discussing how race intersects with politics, policy, and culture in books like White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (the basis of the film) and Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority. (You should probably check these out as well.) In this new film, he attempts to address a few very complex questions about race and ethnicity, while featuring interviews with notable scholars including Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, and Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree. Interspersed throughout are candid comments from white students discussing their views on affirmative action and whiteness. The film poses some big questions: “What does it mean to be white?” “Isn’t racism a thing of the past?” “What about us?” “Shouldn’t we be colorblind?”

WHEN
August 09, 2015 at 3pm - 6pm
WHERE
The Little Theatre
240 East Ave
Rochester, NY 14604
United States
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93 RSVPS
Courtney Klee Ricardo Adams Laurie Ann Tellier Rome Soigné Herb Swingle Lynn Barnett Shannon Marie Emily Cook Sabine Bradley Sunny Zaman Audrey Sample Paola Betchart Cigdem Fidan Robert Hoggard Sarah Bryant Lee Whipple Jr. Jackie Campbell Ryan Acuff Keri A. Klein Jacob Allen Tiffany Wilks Svetlana Shaindlin LaShaunte Newport Brad Smith Deborah Muratore Robin Dettman David Tolar Haley Rotter Michael Argaman David Nevin Sam Richheimer Kelly Byrne Weishaar Ben Eshleman Wasan Abu Baker Ralph Carter Candace Hoffman-Hussain Jonathan Bouman Kathy Hart Katy Crane Hia Ghosh Alicia Oddo A Nicole Anderson Charlotte Meow-Meow Danielle Raymo Eileen L. Fay Jessica Fleming Original Jamone Leah Lilac

Who's RSVPing

Courtney Klee
Ricardo Adams
Laurie Ann Tellier
Rome Soigné
Herb Swingle
Lynn Barnett
Shannon Marie
Emily Cook
Sabine Bradley
Sunny Zaman
Audrey Sample
Paola Betchart
Cigdem Fidan
Robert Hoggard
Sarah Bryant
Lee Whipple Jr.
Jackie Campbell
Ryan Acuff
Keri A. Klein
Jacob Allen
Tiffany Wilks
Svetlana Shaindlin
LaShaunte Newport
Brad Smith
Deborah Muratore
Robin Dettman
David Tolar
Haley Rotter
Michael Argaman
David Nevin

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