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MTV to Air 'White People' Documentary Hosted By Illegal Alien

By    |   Thursday, 09 Jul 2015 10:23 PM

MTV will air a documentary on what it means to be white in America later this month, and has released a trailer showing young white people confronted about their race.

The documentary "White People" debuts July 22 at 8 p.m. and can also be seen on other platforms, according to MTV.com. The documentary is hosted by Pulitzer Prize-winning filmmaker and journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who is an illegal immigrant from the Philippines.

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MTV President Stephen Friedman said, "Whiteness often remains unexamined in conversations about race in this country, even as it acts as the implicit norm against which other racial identities are judged," Mediaite reports.

"By shining a spotlight on whiteness, we hope 'White People' will serve as a powerful conversation starter that encourages our audience to address racial bias through honest, judgment-free dialogue," he said.

MTV.com reports that the young people in the film share their thoughts, feelings and personal stories about their race, and help Vargas further explore ideas like "white privilege, affirmative action and racial identity" with the goal of starting "some real and honest conversations in a thoughtful, judgment-free environment."

Vargas said the intent is not to publicly shame white people, The Daily Mail reports, though critics say that appears to be exactly what it's doing.

"If you say the wrong thing, then suddenly you are a racist," one white person in the film says.

"I think we're overly obsessed with race, especially the left which appears to, when they look at people, they don't see individuals, they see skin color," National Review Editor Rich Lowry said Thursday on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File."

The whitest counties in America also are the poorest, Lowry said, adding that if race were the determining factor in success in America "those would be the best counties to live in in this entire country."

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