The alt right: white people have to own this problem

Samantha Bee / Full Frontal: Life After Hate

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Glenn A. Elmer Griffin, Professor, Critical Theory and Social Justice, Occidental College, Los Angeles CA

My daughter attended Occidental College awhile back. At the time, I was impressed that Professor Glenn A. Elmer Griffin was teaching a class on Whiteness.  He’s still teaching it. The course examines “whiteness in the historic, legal, and economic contexts which have allowed it to function as an enabling condition for privilege and race-based prejudice.”

Most of us white folks don’t think much about being white.  With Trump pressing his angry, self-centered agenda and in a day of the resurgence of the alt right, nazi, ku klux clan and other white supremacy groups, it’s especially important now for those who care about racial justice to focus on how it is that white folks contribute, consciously and/or without awareness, to the great divide that is American culture.

I loved it when Comedian Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal show partnered with the nonprofit Life After Hate to challenge white supremacy. Here’s the video clip – really funny, well done.

More about Life After Hate:
Another great video on their SUPPORT OUR MISSION page.