White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America

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"White Like Me," based on the work of acclaimed 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.

"White Like Me" is the first film to bring the full range of Wise's bestselling books to the screen -- to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many people never stop to think about.

"White Like Me" is one of the films spotlighted in our new documentary series, "Link Voices."