White Like Me
Race, Racism & White Privilege in America

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Damian

The next film to watch is called"13th". A must-see!!!

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Alex

That would be a great pairing with White Like Me!

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June

Excellent. Eye-opening. Highly recommended.

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Cleveland

This film needs to be shown in every classroom throughout America, possibly the world. We all can change individually and collectively, if we just try. Wonderful documentary ...very wonderful.

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daniela

As a Caucasian, female foreigner living in the US, this documentary is saying so much of what I see on a daily basis around me. The US is far from a post racist society and the way to head that way is by becoming racially aware of the systematic discrimination of minorities and by truly ...Read more

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Stacie

honest and straightforward!

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Sierra

I was touched by this film and I strongly disagree with racism not to mention that I have learned a lot about race from the yelp page on 24 hour fitness gym after having a membership with them a former employee with tattoos that worked for 24 hour fitness for 16 years moved to Oklahoma and ...Read more

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Anonymous

very interesting, eye-opening, informative, and entertaining.

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brac3610

Eye-opening!

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Anonymous

Hi: My name is April Henson and I watched the video White like Me and all of the view points were
very true and to myself as living in the year 2015. I still believe racism still exist and that the whites
still have more of a privilege living in todays society than blacks due. ...Read more

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Lucille

Good coverage of topics related to racism and white privilege. Lots of real world examples to make the point.

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Anonymous

This truly opened my eyes to new information. I never thought about these hidden forms of racism. I knew racism wasn't dead but some of the information still shocked me. I have a friend of African American dissent that is proud to be turning 21 this year because a black man making it to that ...Read more

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w200138035

all good

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Anonymous

Lovely video. I belong to a religious group who do not discriminate against one another. In fact when racial segregation was going on in America both white and black members of my religion met at their places of worship. When there was Apartheid in South Africa only Jehovah's Witness White ...Read more

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Tim

My hope is that "White Like Me" helps change the national conversation about race and racism, especially among white people. I wanted to show how the best way forward is not to try to transcend race in pursuit of a color-blind society, but to talk openly, honestly, and without defensiveness ...Read more

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