White Like Me

PRESENTED BY: Wedgwood Meaningful Movies
7:00 PM, Friday, January 13, 2017 PST
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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