SEED Founder Peggy McIntosh has been one of several advisors to MTV's upcoming documentary White People, which explores race, whiteness, and how young white people perceive their racial identity in an increasingly multiracial America. The film, part of MTV's ongoing "Look Different" anti-bias campaign, was directed by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas, and airs July 22.
White People follows Vargas across the country as he uncovers the stories of five young White people from varying backgrounds, as well as many more young people who participated in conversations at their local schools and community centers about race. SEED has long championed the use of stories to illuminate systems of oppression, and of using conversation as a first step towards action for change. We are pleased to be involved in this project, and look forward to the additional conversations it will spark.