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  1. #1 The Great White Hoax 
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    A friend of mine, as you know, works for a college in San Diego. This morning, my friend received two emails: one for a "Climate Change Student March" (guess what that's about and who will be missing class); the second one was for a film called "The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump & The Politics of Race & Class in America.” (A description can be found at this link.) It made me wonder what would happen if someone directed a film called "Al Sharpton and the Great Black Hoax", but I digress. Here is the announcement:

    As a follow-up to the informative and provocative presentations by Tim Wise during convocation week at Mesa College last month, Professor Starla Lewis of the Black Studies Dept. will be hosting a film featuring Tim Wise in her Racism & Sexism class. The film is entitled, “The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump & The Politics of Race & Class in America.”
    A Discussion will follow the film.

    DATE: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
    TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    This documentary is about The Great White Hoax, the distraction of Americans from creating an economically and socially just society by promoting a racist and white empowerment mentality among middle and working class white Americans. The election of Donald Trump and his speeches disparaging women and people of color is the most recent example of this effort, which can be traced back to colonial America. The effort openly flourished after the Civil War but stumbled during the civil rights era, thus forcing modern conservatives to switch to coded language used to demonize people of color. Such words as “welfare” and “law and order” are used to depict non-white actors in the United States as the enemy of white privilege and status. The bulk of the film explains the rise and power of Donald Trump whose “Make America Great Again” slogan resonates with white voters who understand it as a means to “take our country back.” They do not always specify whom they want to take the country back from, but it is clear from their comments that they are part of a reactionary attempt to return to the pre-civil rights era of Jim Crow and anti-feminism.

    The Great White Hoax is centered on the work of Tim Wise, whose anti-racist philosophy was formed at the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. Wise narrates and analyzes the situation both historical and contemporary, and his comments are bookended by video clips and newspaper headlines from the internet.

    Historians who have read Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States (2017) will be familiar with the commends which reflects a neo-Marxist interpretation of history. This is the strength of the film which is structured on those ideas. It is also the main weakness, since it requires that historical events be shoehorned to fit into the theory, as opposed to having the past shape the theory. Nonetheless, it is an excellent introduction to the topic and should generate rich debate in the classroom and beyond.
    ~Educational Media Review
    This was sent out by the Director of Diversity for one of the colleges. (Of course.)

    Oh, and teachers are getting some kind of "professional development" credit for this. How can you get credit for blatant propaganda?
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    Festivus Moderator ralph wiggum's Avatar
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    Pretty sad and indoctrinated peeps out there. But even to question this "noble" effort will be called racist and misogynistic.
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    Tim Wise is a Far Left ( didn't think Stalin went far enough ) who hates White Working Class with a passion ( he comes from big money, of course ).
    Wise has made a career of attacking WWC people since he left college. He hates Whites so much he make Shawn King look almost rational.
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