There comes a point where in every person of colors mind they wonder what their life would be like to be White.  With all the recent, yet very familiar, racial issues that have been a major topic of discussion, it is clear that race and race relations is still a major issue in American and most of the world. 

As a Black man, I believe that in most cases a White person could never fully understand my experience and outlook on life. I could never fully understand there's. But with that being said, there is a since of beauty within those facts if we decide to embrace our differences and attempt to approach them from a place of respect, truth, authenticity, and most importably an open mind.

That is what MTV's recent documentary "White People" has done. Take 41 minutes and watch the documentary. 

Defying Always,

L.Byrd

 


What does it mean to be white? MTV’s ‘White People’ is a groundbreaking documentary on race that aims to answer that question from the viewpoint of young white people living in America today. The film follows Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker, Jose Antonio Vargas, as he travels across the country to get this complicated conversation started. ‘White People’ asks what’s fair when it comes to affirmative action, if colorblindness is a good thing, what privilege really means, and what it’s like to become the “white minority” in your neighborhood. For more information on ‘White People,’ and to join the conversation, head to race.lookdifferent.org.

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