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
Jesse Longbro Ramya Kaushik Alysha Alani Mike Yates Candace Rubin Garfield Gartrelle Sam Waters William Cassidy Louis Chavez Andrea Coron Richardson Jon Gary Crescenzo Scipione Hannah Brown M Andre Primus Stacey Hares Elizabeth McDade Isabelle Bartter Nicholas Marquis Rachel Y. DeGuzman Jill Ely Frier Chizi Onyekwere Leslie Hunter Marvin Stepherson Ty Gemini Madalina Ciocanu Corey Rainboth Margot Muto Natalie Wilson Jennifer Moffit Keri Frazer Kate Cowie-Haskell Eyekea Eyekea Eyekea Brenda Dierna Grimes Maria Scipione Tom Downey Anne Tischer Luke Metzler Adham Hamid Maria Maria Colin O'Malley Jesse Lenney Sarita Kennedy Arden

Who's RSVPing

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
Jesse Longbro
Ramya Kaushik
Alysha Alani
Mike Yates
Candace Rubin
Garfield Gartrelle
Sam Waters
William Cassidy
Louis Chavez
Andrea Coron Richardson
Jon Gary
Crescenzo Scipione

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