How is white privilege experienced? How does it affect the way someone sees the world around them?
These and many other questions are explored in a new documentary by MTV. Filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas looks at whiteness in America and the privilege people have just because of their skin colour.
It’s a groundbreaking 40 minutes. Vargas visits a Native community to talk to the few white people — teachers, in fact — who live there to discuss the learnings they’ve gone through since moving into the community. He also debunks some beliefs that reverse discrimination and reverse racism is taking place because of affirmative action (scholarships geared towards people of colour, for example).
The documentary can also be found on www.lookdifferent.org, a really interesting website that challenges the biases — racial, gender and sexual — we internalize based on the way society is structured.
What questions does the White People documentary bring up for you? How might the doc be different if it had tackled racism in Canada?
Image source: www.lookdifferent.org