New Video Asks ‘Can You See White Privilege?’

By Kenrya Rankin Feb 03, 2016

Ever wish you could help White people recognize the privilege they enjoy and how it impacts people of color? A new video campaign from the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) aims to do just that.

Called “White Privilege Glasses,” the video depicts a White man seeing the world—from interactions with everyone from the police to taxi drivers—through the eyes of his Black friends. The progressive, interfaith seminary explains the impetus behind the video on its website:

The mission of CTS is to work towards greater social justice. And nowhere is this more needed than in the area of race. To this end, CTS has created a web video to shine the light on White privilege. We believe the racial divide will only change when the collective “we” understand the concepts of privilege and begin to identify and correct the systems that advantage one group over the other. We intend for this White Privilege Glasses video to spark discussions and inspire dialogue about this very serious issue. We want to start people thinking, talking…acting.

Watch the video above.