The documentary, “White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America,” will be shown and discussed when Cal State San Bernardino’s next Conversations on Race and Policing continues on Wednesday, July 15.
The discussion, the seventh in the series, will be on Zoom at 4 p.m. The program can be accessed on Zoom from a PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android at https://csusb.zoom.us/j/97960458784.
The film, according to its website, is “based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.”
A trailer for the film can also be viewed on its website.
Join this unique dialogue between CSUSB and community leaders from San Bernardino. The hosts and panelists will examine policing, racial justice, and potential actions to promote greater equity in the local community.
CSUSB students Marlo Brooks, Kameron Pyant and Yvette Relles-Powell will host the event. The series is organized by CSUSB faculty members Mary Texeira (sociology), Marc Robinson and Jeremy Murray (history), and Robie Madrigal, public affairs/communication specialist for the CSUSB John M. Pfau Library.
This series of discussions and conversations began in the aftermath of the May 25 death of George Floyd while in the custody of four Minneapolis, Minn., police officers. A video of the incident posted on social media has led to widespread protests, the firing of four police officers, the arrest of one officer on a second-degree murder charge, the other three on charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder – and a spotlight worldwide on race and policing.
Previous forums also are posted online:
- “Race and Policing, A Panel Presentation and CSUSB Campus Conversation” on June 3,
- “Conversations on Race and Policing (2), CSUSB Panel Presentation and Discussion” on June 10,
- “Conversations on Race and Policing (3), CSUSB Panel Presentation and Discussion,” on June 17,
- “Conversations on Race and Policing (4), CSUSB Panel Presentation and Discussion” on June 24,
- “Conversations on Race and Policing (5), CSUSB Panel Presentation and Discussion,” on July 1, and
- “Conversations on Race and Policing (6), CSUSB Panel Presentation and Discussion,” on July 8.
On June 16 the College of Arts and Letters presented “Structural Racism, Civil Disobedience, and the Road to Racial Justice in the Age of COVID-19,” which is also posted on YouTube.
The university’s June 9 memorial for Floyd also focused on the Black Lives Matter movement.