I was prepared to roll my eyes at this documentary (although I'm sure I will at some point), but the preview gives me hope that it won't all be a bunch of people complaining about how being white is such a hindrance to their life.
I think the documentary will bring up some interesting points, but I guess this is a question to some of you white people (God, that sounds horrible when I say it, doesn't it?)--why is there a growing trend of focusing on 'white guilt'? A person in the video says that she has guilt over some of the things that white people have done. In social media, I'm seeing that more and more. "I feel guilty about something that this white person did to this black/asian/latino person in a racially motivated crime.". "I shouldn't feel guilty that this white person did something to this black/asian/latino person, just because I'm white.". And on and on it goes.
But how is that any different from, say a black person when another black person commits a crime? Statistically speaking, a lot of black people commit a lot of crimes. Every time you turn on the news, a black person or some other minority is being arrested. So, forgive me for eyerolling a little bit when someone says that they feel that strongly about a white person committing a racially motivated crime. Because we minorities have had to deal with members of our own race committing crimes, and being judged as though we were all the same, and had the same mentality. That's not to say that that woman should not feel anything, but at this point, it's a shared experience--across all races.
And don't even get me started on the 'I think being white means I'm discriminated against.'. When white people start getting followed around in department stores for no other reason than their race, call me. When white people start getting stopped by the police because they're white and in a nice car, call me. When white people are in a conversation with a minority, and are told "You don't sound like a white person." i.e. intelligent, call me. When a white person is accused of 'jumping the border' or being an illegal immigrant just because they're white, call me. Otherwise, have some empathy for what other races, as a whole, go through on a daily basis.