One of the white men, David Christensen, becomes a focus of the discussion as the other group members respond to his claims that racism does not exist in his area, that people of color take racism too seriously, that the others should simply stand on their own ground as white men do. The film shows privilege to be an epistemological problem, a resistance to knowing the lived experience of others, and suggests that trauma shapes that resistance. It changed the whole course of the meeting and my impression of him from that moment on. I was astounded by his candor and willingness to risk revealing the truth so easily. David Lee, Psychologist, Lawyer, Diversity Trainer I did not choose David, but rather I think I was persuaded. It did not matter because once he asked his first question about how we identified ethnically or racially, we never stopped talking.
Difficult questions or comments contributed by Hugh Vasquez : Before conducting a workshop, think about what kinds of responses from participants might be difficult for you. This is the second edition, printed August 24, 2000. Responsibility: Stir-Fry Productions, producer and director, Lee Mun Wah ; co-producer, Monty Hunter. I found it very interesting. Yeah white boys got da hook up but damn, not all are racist. Additionally, the film as a whole was a step toward eliminating racial oppression, which is what the critical race model worked toward as well.
Research published in the Journal Of Personality, June 2008-vol 76 found that when a person's beliefs and values were threatened, the individual became defensive and possibly abusive - described as the low self-esteem and fragile high self-esteem types. So they set the standard! With help from Gordon Clay, another white participant, the men of color struggle to make David—and white viewers—hear them: Do not dismiss our experience. We saw that through no fault of our own, all of us have internalized messages that devalue people of color and that portray White people as more intelligent, able, moral and credible. When white behavior is normalized, it is masked. I always found him very intelligent and knowledgeable about race issues and current events. The Tiananmen Square massacre of 1989 was an attempt of students and eventually laborers to reassert some authority and force the state to act more favorably to those less-privileged. Roberto Almanzan, Therapist, Diversity Trainer Roberto was probably the one person in the film that I knew the longest.
Actually, it's about racisit against non-racist. Abstract: This is a weekend seminar of men of different ethnic origins discussing how racism has effected their lives and the ways that they can change to help alleviate racism in their daily encounters of people of color. What I love most about The Color of Fear is that after watching the film it is crystal clear how someone could live in a unjust world and be totally unaware of it. I tell my students on the very first day that in any group or community there are multiple realities- multiple ways of seeing the exact same situation. Nothing can be done if they vote against things that will help the people and not the rich. The facilitator must carefully prepare the group in advance. This group activity is very simple in concept: the facilitator poses a question, and each participant speaks in turn without reaction from other group members.
David seems to be a good, honest, hard working man, but yet he is surprised to the point of disbelief when he hears the men of color discuss how racism has affected them. Roberto and I met during the time I was doing a great deal of group work with men. The men offer contrasting informal definitions of cultural difference history and artifacts versus taste, smell, feel, see ; what are the implications of each definition? By making a visual record reflecting his inner struggle with racism, Lee learned to forgive his mother's killer and created hope where his father could see none. Allow people to pass if they wish to do so; return to those who pass after everyone else has spoken to see if they now wish to speak. White viewers often say they hear their own thoughts echoed in Christensen's.
For instance, Chinese-American David Lee expressed that he feels insulted when White people consider him to be an American just like they are. Some are uncomfortable with the idea that White privilege even exists. We are the melting pot. They have no plan unless its to help their friends or the rich or the Banks, etc. What follows are guidelines that help create such an atmosphere. They cite various histories of Russia, Germany, China, and Italy as evidence failed left ideology but anyone who can read will see that neither of these revolutions was for the benefit of laborers, because laborers did not continue leading them or never led them. The insatiable appetite of Capitalism has already gone after all the easy prey in foreign lands, its back home to gorge on its own helpless and unsuspecting populations.
Hell, I never voted for him. Eight North American men, two African American, two Latinos, two Asian American and two Caucasian, were gathered by director Lee Mun Wah for a dialog about the state of race relations in America as seen through their eyes. Performer s : Participants: Roberto Almanzan, David Christensen, Gordon Clay, David Lee, Victor Lewis, Yutaka Matsumoto, Loren Moye, Hugh Vasquez, Lee Mun Wah. Participants write about this question, then speak in turn as the other participants listen. You're dying from it, too, but you don't know it, necessarily. They are also informed that these cards will be collected and shared with the group.
One of the things that Hugh mentioned after the filming was that he came to the filming feeling burnt out about diversity work and left feeling hopeful and energized. Until we do, and I really mean this, this country could be headed toward a race war very soon. Many of the points made by Victor, I share with him. Peggy McIntosh recommends showing the ninety-minute film in a two-and-a-half-hour workshop, using a technique called Serial Testimony, which allows everyone to speak while the other participants listen, suspending their reactions. On the first day of my Race and Nationality courses many of students are unsure why a course like this is needed in a post Civil Rights Movement era. Credits: Director of photography, Rick Butler ; camera, Monty Hunter ; editor, Richard C. The mess we are in is because the republican party that held the house and senate for over 12 or more years, People think this problem just started and it will be a quick fix.