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MTV Documentary: White People



By Black Men In Staff

Several months ago MTV released the documentary “White People.”  The 41-minute documentary was met with a lot of controversy before and after it was released. According to, the film follows Pulitzer-Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas as he travels across the country and speaks with young people about racial identity and how it factors into their lives. It specifically addresses the concept of white privilege and how white people factor into the larger racial debate.

Vargas believes that white people cannot be excluded when we talk about race. “Too often I think when we talk about diversity or we talk about inclusion, we don’t include white people in the conversation,” he explained to TheWrap, adding that “diversity is the destiny of this country.”

White People Poster

The documentary is thought-provoking, and not offensive.  It seeks to have good people engage in a healthy dialogue about race and white privilege in America.  What could be wrong with that?  You be the judge?

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