The politics of race and racism has developed in to a complex topic of the modern day society. Our professor adopts a transformational approach to change the society by introducing us to Tim’s film. The Black and white races since history had been engulfed in endless supremacy battles in the quest to defend their respective believe. White like Me is more of an activist geared towards creating a sense of equity between these races by eroding the misled racial paradigms. With this film the real status of racial boundaries and their consequences are exposed. The reason for showing the film is class is that everyone sheds away the racial shell upon witnessing the experience of Tim Wise and his expose on the failure of the society to choose our priorities correctly.
The primary reason why we keep on conflicting with one another on racial foundation is the lack of a unique form of activism that advocates for polemic leadership and interaction with one another without necessary being controlled by the naïve hoodoo of racial identity (Media Education Foundation, 2010). Tim Wise has to be the pioneer of the post-racism era and the general of sanity over racial differences. In the movie White like me, Tim explores the dirty politics of race and racism by evaluating the so called white privilege.
Through Tim Wise’s work, the professor derives important knowledge on what is the most profitable type of activism. Indeed there is a thin line between hooliganism and activism. It is an important film, therefore, that helps the teacher to explain these too such that as the students, we are well equipped with a judgmental conscience that evaluates whether we act as hooligans of activists (Media Education Foundation, 2010).
While the white race argues that America is a white nation and that every black man around should be a slave, Tim’s criticism of the ideology presents us with a situation where a white person appears to be differed with the state of status quo in the name of humanity. Activists do not always have to employ violent means to advocate for democracy. The contemporary America might not be suffering from the ancient type of racism. However the professor in an academic way reiterates the adverse effects of racism using Wise’s film. The best activist in fact pursues socio-economic ideologies by uniting tribes from divergent origin. Education is the perfect way to bring together people of different races. After all, there is nothing like white privilege (Media Education Foundation, 2010).
To secure the society, therefore, from such naive thinking and mediocre actions Tim’s film is used to showcase how naive approach to the politics of race and racism has been undermining the potential of the modern society. When Aristotle defined man as a political animal, he literally meant described the wild personality of human beings. The teacher’s approach in introducing this film must be complemented (Media Education Foundation, 2010).
It is a film that erodes and discourages the ethnic feud born from maintaining idiotic malfunction political culture. Racial discrimination is indeed a provocative vice that motivates the marginalized race to aspire to revenge to their master, if any channel avails itself. To combat such negative reactions within the society, education is the perfect method to erode the obsolete racial qualities. Therefore, by introducing us to the Tim wise film; our teacher opts to take the brilliant way to develop a lasting solution to the challenge of race and racial discrimination politics.
The professor presents us with the Tim Wise film to help us understand the ethical requirements that as upcoming professions we must uphold in our respective occupations. Ethics has always been assumed in many sensitive professions. Such assumptions have proven to be even greater risks than the risks that we prepare for. The speech greatly relates with what we learn. While the white supremacists argue that the white race as the dominate race has to enjoy some privileges over the black race, Tim believes every person in the society has to have equal opportunity to access all aspects of life. In the class, the racial differences are described as vague assertions that should not negatively influence the outcome of a certain exercise. White like Me basically uproots the misled notion held by the white supremacist that they were born leaders and that the black race has to submit to their leadership (Media Education Foundation, 2010).
Equality is access to primary class of services is key to every person regardless of race, social class, political affiliation or religion. Through this film we get to share the agony, pain and dejection that the victims of the white supremacists face. It is more of an activism approach by the professor that aims to equip the students with the genuine professional ideology that in return will play an important role in evaluating situations not form a racial angle but on a more pragmatic professional angle.
Media Education Foundation. (2010). White Like me: A Film featuring Tim Wise. Accessed 30th March 2016 from https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mef/white-like-me-a-film-featuring-tim-wise