With the discussion of race relations at its boiling point here in America, MTV decided to make this discussion even more uncomfortable with its new documentary “White People.” The events of the past couple of months such as the Baltimore uprising, Donald Trump‘s derogatory statements about Mexicans, the tragedy in Charleston, police brutality, make for perfect timing for MTV to release this documentary.
The documentary from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who won the prize for covering the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. White People tackles the hot topic conversation of white privilege head-on in a special presentation borne out of MTV’s Emmy-winning Look Different campaign.”-Entertainment Weekly
The doc premieres on July 22 on MTV and follows five young white people from around the country, exploring their notions of racial identity in modern America. That means, he says, getting “all uncomfortable together” about sensitive issues like white guilt, white privilege, and, of course, racism. -Vulture