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Filmhouse @The Fed: White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege

February 23, 2017 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: The Fed Galleries
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Filmhouse @The Fed

The Fed Galleries present an ongoing series of film screenings highlighting engaging topics related to art, design, and contemporary culture. All showings are free and open to the public.*Presentation lengths vary

February 23rd | 7:00pm - 8:15pm

  • Featured Film:White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege
  • 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, 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. (69 minutes)

    Individuals with disabilities who require special accommodations to participate should contact the KCAD President's Office at 616.451.2787 x1150 at least 72 hours in advance.
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