White Privilege: Documentary Analysis

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During the documentary I felt largely uncomfortable. Primarily because it is the first time I have really questioned being white. I know my race, I have filled out multiple questionnaires but I have never sat down and thought what it meant to be white. White privilege does exist, and it is not uncommon. This documentary really shed light on major issues that are happening in the world today. One thing that stood out to me was the word ghetto. When that young woman broke down in tears because of the joking that surrounded the word, I realized how much I have said in my life that really could be taken offensively. Although in that context they did not intend to cause emotional distress for her, she still felt deeply about the misuse of the word. I realize now after …show more content…

It is interesting to me that white people are actually awarded more scholarships than those of color. My favorite part of the documentary is Lucas’ white privilege program. I think it is a super positive way to address the topic that is uncomfortable to talk about but a topic that needs to be discussed. I find Lucas very brave for speaking up even though his stepfather was so conservative, and he still brought his family to the program. I do think we need documentaries like this to address white privilege because it is such a difficult topic to talk about yet it still needs to be discussed. This documentary made me really take a step back and think about what it means to be white and how it can be abused so if more are made then maybe more people can be reached. From this documentary I plan to ensure a safe learning environment for my students. I do not think anyone should be ashamed of their race, I know it is naïve to believe that we could all have pride in where we come from and respect one another for

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