Dr. Anton Treuer will lead a guided discussion of the documentary "White Like Me" after viewing at the American Indian Resource Center at BSU.
White Like Me, based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. 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.
This event is part of the Bemidji Area Truth & Reconciliation effort. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Peacemaker Resources and Bemidji State University.