White Like Me

One Book Watch Party: White Like Me

Sunday, October 11, 2020 (All day)
Monday, October 12, 2020 (All day)
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (All day)
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 (All day)
Thursday, October 15, 2020 (All day)
Friday, October 16, 2020 (All day)
Saturday, October 17, 2020 (All day)
  • Multi-day Event - Access Info Below
A documentary about race, racism and white privilege in America, featuring anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise

White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. 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, and 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.

For years, Tim Wise's bestselling books and spellbinding lectures have challenged some of our most basic assumptions about race in America. White Like Me is the first film to bring the full range of his work to the screen -- to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about.

Watch the 69-minute film at the link. You'll need to log on to Kanopy to watch for free with your library card.

Run Time: 

69 min.

One Book Steamboat

This is a featured event to enhance the 2020 ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT cross-generational community reading of the antiracist works of Ibram X. Kendi, because change demands community-wide education, introspection & action.