This video is well worth the watch! It’s important to have this conversation, especially in a time of heightened racial tension. I applaud MTV for taking action! I would love to see a counterpart documentary to this conversation, seeing how the conversation differs, and if there is any common-ground between “what does it mean to be white” and “what does it mean to be black”.
About the documentary | White People
What does it mean to be white? MTV’s “White People” is a groundbreaking documentary on race that aims to answer that question from the viewpoint of young white people living in America today. The film follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker, Jose Antonio Vargas, as he travels across the country to get this complicated conversation started. “White People” asks what’s fair when it comes to affirmative action, if colorblindness is a good thing, what privilege really means, and what it’s like to become the “white minority” in your neighborhood….
via MTV | White People
While there is still room for deeper conversation, I feel this is definitely a good start. What are your thoughts? What parts do you agree or disagree with? Let me know in the comments below!
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