MLK Campus-Wide Celebration

Film and Discussion

MLK Week Film and Discussion
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
7:00pm - 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. 

Dr. Phuong Nguyen (Assistant Professor, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity), Samantha Stafford (Leadership Development Coordinator, Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs), and Tim Connors (Student, Diversity Peer Educator) facilitated a powerful dialogue after the film screening.