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Book/Film Discussion Group: White Like Me
January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The West Linn Alliance is kicking off its 2021 Book/Film Discussion Group with the film “White Like Me—Race, Racism & White Privilege in America.”
The discussion group date is January 28th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, and the meeting will be held as a virtual online meeting. To join the Book/Film Group go to:
Discussion group members will receive invitations each month, reminding them of the topic and date, along with a chance to register.
The film should be viewed prior to the Discussion Group meeting and it is available through the West Linn Public Library’s Kanopy service. Log in, and you will be asked for your library card number and PIN number.
For those who believe America is a true meritocracy, with equal justice for all, this documentary challenges that belief. It is a historical look at how our current societal structure evolved, especially during the 20th century
“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.” (https://www.kanopy.com/product/white-me-0)