Analysis Of The Documentary ' White Privilege

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1. Major Themes One of the major topics in the documentary was what white privilege was and what it means to those being interviewed. The term “white privilege” seemed to evoke many different responses, some couldn 't even answer when asked "What are the disadvantages of being white?" by the interviewer. One of the interviewees even taught a class on white privilege to other white students at is college. There he posted several privileges that white people had over those of color and discussed them, including that whites can ignore the issues people of color face and the ease of getting a job when you are white compared to being a minority. Other points brought out under the white privilege umbrella was the sense of entitlement white people experience, the lack of police harassment, and lack of prejudice they have to experience. The documentary also delved into the concept of reverse discrimination some white teens and young adults felt they faced. One interviewee, Katie, felt that there was an unproportioned amount of scholarships and grants for minority students than white students. Katie even claimed that she was not able to go to the university of her dreams because she was not able to afford it or find scholarships. Statistics then showed that 90+% of scholarships are in fact available to the white student population and that white students are 40% more likely to get a scholarship than a minority student. One theory was provided that white students just expects to get

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