White Like Me

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park
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5:45 PM, Thursday, October 13, 2016
Location: Vancouver, WA (click for map)

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.       From: Media Education Foundation

There will be a Community Conversation on this movie and its general theme one week after the movie on October 20 at the same venue at 5:45pm until 8:00pm.  Both the movie and the Conversation feature free pizza and beverage to accommodate people who work or otherwise do not have time to eat before attending.  There is a free will donation to support the Friends of Cascade Park Community Library, our event sponsor.

Sponsors: Friends of Cascade Park Library

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TimWiseWhiteLikeMeFilm

Release Year: 2013

Running Time: 66 minutes

Director: Scott Morris

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