December 12, 2018 –
Resistance Films Dec. 12 Wed. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Forbes Library
“THE GREAT WHITE HOAX” : Donald Trump and the politics of race and class in America
The Great White Hoax explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievances, and scapegoating people of color for decade to divide and conquer working class voters. The film focuses on Trump’s race-baiting 2016 campaign.It examines how his charged rhetoric about African-Americans, Latinos, and Muslims fits with a longstanding historical pattern that has shaped American politics for centuries. Race relations expert Tim Wise examines Trump's presence as a demonstration of engrained racism and white privilege in America.
Film produced by Northampton’s Media Education Foundation.