Here’s the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming White Like Me film. We’re close to making it happen, but any support we can get from longtime supporters and readers (or new ones!) would help tons…
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WHITE LIKE ME brings the work of anti-racist author and educator Tim Wise to the screen, exploring race and racism in the United States through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. The film’s baseline aim is to make sense of the seemingly abstract concept of white privilege, and to show how our failure as a society to properly acknowledge and confront the psychological, social, and political effects of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-based political resentments. WHITE LIKE ME represents the first attempt to bring the full range of Wise’s work to the screen, to tell a single compelling story about how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, public discourse, electoral politics, and government policy in ways most white people have never stopped to think about.
In addition to Tim Wise, the film will feature:
MICHELLE ALEXANDER | Ohio State University Law School, Author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
CHARLES OGLETREE | Harvard Law School, Author of The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Race, Class & Crime in America
IMANI PERRY | Center for African American Studies, Princeton University, Author of More Beautiful and More Terrible: The Embrace and Transcendence of Racial Inequality in the United States
MARTIN GILENS | Department of Politics, Princeton University, Author of Why Americans Hate Welfare: Race, Media, and the Politics of Anti-Poverty Policy
JOHN H. BRACEY, JR. | Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Author of African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the 21st Century (with Manisha Sinha)
NILANJANA DASGUPTA | Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, National Science Foundation Grant winner for research on implicit prejudice.
OUR GOAL: WHITE LIKE ME aims to help change the national conversation about race and racism, especially among white people. It aims to show how the best way forward is not to try to transcend race in pursuit of a color-blind society, but to talk openly, honestly, and without defensiveness about race, racism, and racial identity, especially white racial identity. With Tim Wise as the guide, we think this film has a good shot at doing just that.