This is a video where high school students and their counselor expressed their thoughts about what diversity means to them.
In this video Mr. Tim Wise, who is white and also the author of White Like me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, talks about the culture of white supremacy and racism, and its effects on everyone who lives in this country. Mr. Wise also addressed recent police killings of African American men.
Mr. Wise speaks to the issues of white privilege, racism, white denial of the existence of racism and inequality. Every chance he gets, he reminds his audience that we live in a culture of white supremacy and racism and the privileges it created for white folks at the expense of blacks and browns.
This video is pretty powerful and Tim Wise is at his best again having an honest and forthright conversation about racism and white supremacy in this country. He began by commenting on how white folks essentially look the other way while black folks are being lynched in this country. He likened the recent killings of black men by police as a form of lynching. He defines lynching as the extra-judicial murder of people without a trial for their real or perceived crimes.
Ms Celia Edell is a 23 year old white female and Canadian, currently living in UK where she's studying philosophy. She gave several examples of white privilege and why whites are hesitant talking about them. One example of white privilege she gave is that white criminals are granted the benefit of the doubt while black criminals are put on trials.
Another white woman's perspective on White privilege from a story telling perspective.
A white man gives an account of his experiences with regard to race in America.
Robert Jensen, who is white, is a Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas Austin. He is also the author of the Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege. In this 53 minutes long video, he makes the case that race problem in America is rooted in a system of white supremacy. He argues that even in this 21st century, United State of America remains a white supremacist society materially and ideologically. He argues that even with the enactment of the civil rights laws and the post Jim Crow era, regrettably, this country is still a white supremacist society. He stated that we live in a profoundly unjust society that violates the basic principles that we all hold dearly; and that is the natural laws of equality and inherent dignity of all people. In his conclusion, he maintains that the core of the race problem still resides in the white community, and how does it feel to be a problem he asked. Further more, white supremacy; the idea that nonwhites are inherently inferior intellectually and morally is an illusion, and that the perpetuation of it is unethical Mr. Jensen reasons.