Heather Booth: Changing the World

White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America (Clip)

White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class. He argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

White Like Me shows how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about.


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