‘A Conversation With White People on Race’ [VIDEO]



Why do so many white people find it extremely uncomfortable to talk about race? Setting out to make the next installment of our Op-Doc video series about race in America, we hoped to address that question. Because we live in New York, where there is no shortage of opinions, we didn’t think it would be too hard to find white people willing to speak publicly on this topic. We were wrong.
when we dug a bit deeper, the discussion gets tense, and visibly uncomfortable.
With this Op-Doc video, we’ve attempted to lean into that discomfort and prompt some self-reflection. We are all part of this system, and therefore we all have a responsibility to work toward dismantling it. If we’re going to have an honest conversation about race in America, that includes thinking — and talking — about what it means to be white in America. It might be uncomfortable, but it’s a conversation that must involve all of us.

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By Glenn Robinson

The system the authors are referring to is probably the system of disenfranchisement and oppression held up by what Dr. Martin Luther King called the Doctrine of White Supremacy.

Anyone can believe in the Doctrine of White Supremacy; a doctrine that believes that White is right and worthy and that people of color are undeserving of equal opportunities and equal humane treatment.

We see inequality play out in the way immigration laws are written to favor the highly educated, while (im)migrants in labor and agriculture are demonized.

We also see that the U.S. will not offer universal single payer health care – as if all humans do not deserve equal treatment by the health care industry.

And we see the prison industrial complex incarcerate disproportionately high numbers of Black and Latino people; and the military industrial complex recruit disproportionately high numbers of Black and Latino people.

And we see disproportionately high numbers of killings of unarmed Black and Latino people by the police.

White Is the New White | The Nation

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It’s time white women drop the practice of authenticating—and profiting from—the experiences of women of color.

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The Third Enlargement of American Whiteness

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The Third Enlargement of American Whiteness (1930-1980) was when the Jews, Italians and others from southern and eastern Europe became White Americans, when they melted into the melting pot. Nell I…

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Slug (African-American, White, Native American) [American]

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Known as: Rapper, Producer & Record Label Owner (Half of the Hip-Hop group “Atmosphere”)


Music Videos: Trying To Find A Balance, Modern Man’s Hustle, You

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Racism, White Supremacy and Biracial/Multiraciality (2011) | Tim Wise

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“1. From my September 2011 talk at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. In this snippet, I respond to a question about how we should understand or think about biracial and multiracial folks’ experiences in a system of racism/white supremacy.”


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Lemuel Haynes (African American/White).

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Known as: Religious Leader, Writer & Abolitionist (First pastor of African descent of a White congregation in the US (1793); First person of African descent to obtain an advanced degress in the US (1804 – Honorary Masters of Arts from Middlebury College); Fought in the American Revolutionary War)

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Daniel Cloud Campos (Filipino/White) [American]

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Known as: Professional Dancer, Choreographer, Photographer, Artist, Actor and Director (Performed in concert tours with Madonna; Performed in Music Videos with Madonna, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Paulina Rubino, Shakira, Chris Brown, MVP; One of the choreographers for the Cirque du Soleil show “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour”)


Movies (Directed): “The Music Box”, “The Ho Down”, “Heaven Awaits”, Britney Spears 2011 Femme Fatale Tour – “Up & Down” and “Boys”


Movies/TV (Acted/Performed): “Step Up 3D”, “Like Mike”, “The Music Box”, “Heaven Awaits”, “October 31”, “The LXD: The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers”, “KARtv”



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George Nozuka (Japanese/White) [Canadian]

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Known as: R&B Singer-Songwriter (Won the Canadian Radio Music Award for “Best New Group or Solo Artist” in 2007; Brother of Justin Nozuka)

Music Videos: Talk to me, Last Time, Lie to me

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Josh Koscheck (African-American/White) [American]

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Known as: Professional Martial Artist (Welterweight Mixed Martial Artist in the Ultimate Fighting Championship; Semi-finalist in the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter”)

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