White Like Me

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
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7:00 PM, Friday, January 13, 2017
Location: Wedgwood, Seattle, WA (click for map)

White Like Me (69 min, Scott Morris, 2013) is documentary that explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a striking reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and the claim that we’ve entered a post-racial society, anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise offers a look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class. He then 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.¬†Wise describes how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about. (ref: www.whitelikememovie.org )

Please join us for the film’s showing. It’s FREE and open to the public! Donations to defray cost of screening rights gladly accepted. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Parking is available on NE 89th and NE 90th streets. The film begins at 7:00 P.M with a facilitated community discussion to follow.

More information at: http://www.wedgwoodmeaningfulmovies.org/

Release Year: 2013

Running Time: 69 min

Director: Scott Morris

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  1. Dan
    #1 Dan 3 January, 2017, 17:11

    Really sorry to find out about Rick. I didn’t know him on a personal level but I always had a great impression of him just by his words and the way he carried himself. You could just tell that he was a fair, just and compassionate man. The world needs many more like him. My deepest regards to his wife and family.

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