Based on the best-selling work of renowned anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, White Like Me delves into racism in the United States through the lens whiteness and white privilege.
The documentary aims to make sense of the abstruse theories of white privilege, demonstrating how as a society we have failed to recognize the existence of the psychological, social, and political effects of white privilege, and how these effects continue to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments.
For years, Tim Wise has been captivating audiences with his best-selling books and impassioned lectures at college campuses on white privilege, challenging the very assumptions about race in America.
White Like Me is the first film to bring Wise’s extensive range of work to the screen, to tell the truths of how white privilege is continuing to shape our attitudes, common discourse, electoral politics, and government policy in ways that most of us have never stopped to think about.
Watch as director Scott Morris and Tim Wise offer a fascinating look at the racial-based programs that helped build America’s middle class.