MTV Plays the Race Card

Jun 18, 2015  •  Post A Comment

MTV has announced plans to air a project that examines race — an especially timely announcement considering the recent controversy over former NAACP Chapter President Rachel Dolezal, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.

The project is the documentary “White People, from Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.

“The documentary will explore race, whiteness and how young white people perceive their racial identity in an increasingly multiracial America,” THR reports. “The project follows Vargas around the country as he uncovers stories of five young white people from various backgrounds as well as many more young people who take part in conversations at their local schools and community centers about race.”

In addition to premiering July 22 on the linear channel, “White People” will be distributed via MTV.com, the MTV App, MTV’s Facebook page and its YouTube channel, THR notes.

Said MTV President Stephen Friedman: “Whiteness often remains unexamined in conversations about race in this country, even as it acts as the implicit norm against which other racial identities are judged. By shining a spotlight on whiteness, we hope ‘White People’ will serve as a powerful conversation starter that encourages our audience to address racial bias through honest, judgment-free dialogue.”


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  1. Such bs
    Some members of family starved to death the rest survived war to come to USA.
    The history of this country has nothing to
    Do with my blond hair blue eyed ass.
    Black on black crime is out of control
    Who ya blame. Blacks receive much more
    Money per student in urban areas and still
    Have high drop out rates. It’s lack of parent hood lack of self responsibility. Relying on government instead of them selves. I’d like to see you all government assistance limited
    To 5 years. If you can’t make it here you can make it anywhere .from ex con with 8th grade education retired at 42 doing the right thing

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