Due to the complexity of the issues raised in the film, each week leading up to the screening, we will suggest a few ways to begin thinking about our perspectives of and experiences with race and racism.
We often think of privilege in terms of wealth, income, or personal possessions. The concept of privilege comes up in the documentary in the context of benefits that are given to some members of society but not to others. Let's start a conversation that will encourage people to think of privilege as more than material wealth. Try the following questions:
1. How do you define “privilege”?
2. How does privilege work within this community? Does everyone here have the same privileges?
3. How would you define privilege in the world outside this community?
UnderstandingRace.org is the online supplement to the traveling Race: Are We So Different exhibit. The website has an extensive amount of resources and activities to engage people around the scientific, historical, and social concepts of race. Please visit the “Lived Experience” section of the website to explore the everyday realities of race through readings, quizzes, and online games. http://www.understandingrace.org/lived
Next week: The Myth of Race Debunked in 3 Minutes