MTV is dipping it’s toes into the race debate yet again, with a new documentary called “White People”, sure to enrage white people everywhere. I want to see what comes of this show, and whether it truly addresses privilege, history, and so-called shaming of white people in general. I find it peculiar that there is such a backlash by white people against talking about race issues, as it pertains to themselves in history, when people of other colors have had to listen to centuries of discussions by Europeans on everyone else’s race, or lack thereof. Only with the speed of internet and social media has the heat been put on white people to address themselves and take a long hard look in the mirror. So, what exactly, does it mean to be white?
The doc airs on July 22 at 8pm.