Film: 'The Great White Hoax': Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class
September 25, 2017
Integrative Learning Center
UMass Amherst Campus
Acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise will be on campus to give commentary on the film The Great White Hoax, which explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance, and scapegoating people of color for decades to divide and conquer working class voters and shore up political support.
The film’s primary focus is Donald Trump’s race-baiting 2016 campaign for the presidency. But it also widens its scope to show how Trump’s charged rhetoric about African-Americans, Latinos and Muslims fits within a longstanding historical pattern, offering a stunning survey of how racism and racial scapegoating have shaped American politics for centuries.
About Tim Wise
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the country.
He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda and has trained corporate, government, entertainment, media, law enforcement, military and medical industry professionals on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. Wise has provided anti-racism training to educators and administrators nationwide.
The Integrative Learning Center is located in the center of campus, between the campus pond and the Campus Center.