MLK Campus-Wide Celebration

Film and Discussion

Wednesday, January 27, 7pm, Emerson Suites

MTV’s “White People”

What does it mean to be white? MTV’s ‘White People’ is a controversial documentary on race that aims to answer that question from the viewpoint of young white people living in America today. The film follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker, Jose Antonio Vargas, as he travels across the country to get this complicated conversation started. ‘White People’ asks what’s fair when it comes to affirmative action, if colorblindness is a good thing, what privilege really means, and what it’s like to become the “white minority” in your neighborhood. 

There will be a facilitated discussion immediately following the film. 

 

This event can count towards Student Leadership Institute (SLI) credit.  To sign up to receive credit, visit the SLI website