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"Timely and necessary. The Great White Hoax documents how Donald Trump has manipulated white racial fears and cultural anxieties to gain political power. More importantly, it demonstrates that Trumpism is nothing new, that racial scapegoating is one of the oldest games in American politics, and that we must defeat the narrative of fear and division in order to move our country forward."

—Van Jones, CNN commentator

 

"My Affirmative Action Seminar at Fordham was MESMERIZED by [this film]. At 8:30 in the morning, and on the coldest day of the year, my students sat in rapt attention as the film showed how Donald Trump's blunt appeal to white fears of losing 'their' country had deep roots in US history, and that his message was not even unique among Presidential candidates."

—Mark Naison | Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University

 

"Eye-opening and viscerally powerful. Arrives at precisely the right moment for [educators] who want to help their students develop the tools to understand and resist the rising tide of racism and bigotry in this country."

—Jackson Katz, Ph.D., educator and author of Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity

 

"Tim Wise and the Media Education Foundation have done it again! Wise exposes the conservative movement's race baiting, divide and conquer, and scapegoating tactics' clearest expression in Donald Trump’s rise to prominence. We will remember this video for many presidencies to come."

—Zeus Leonardo | Professor of Critical Theory at the University of California Berkeley | Author of Race, Whiteness, and Education

 

"Timely and visually provocative! Uses an expertly curated set of images to demonstrate that there is 'nothing at all new' about today’s racial politics. An excellent teaching tool!"

—Woody Doane | Chair of Social Sciences Department at the University of Hartford

 

"Wise speaks without divisive rancor or condescension in considering the newest conservative hegemony—one supported by the same old fears—now ensconced in Washington. Yet the story hardly ends there as the film also offers hope for resistance through an intersectional alliance politics. Highly recommended for both academic and non-academic contexts."

—Daniel S. Traber | Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University at Galveston | Author of Culturcide and Non-Identity across American Culture

 

"The Great White Hoax provides a kaleidoscopic view of a nation still grappling with white supremacy, still driven by deep and persistent inequalities along racial lines. Thanks to Tim Wise's narration, it is enlightening as well as disturbing."

—Stephen Steinberg | Distinguished Professor of Urban Studies at Queens College | Author of The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America and Turning Back: The Retreat from Racial Justice in American Thought and Policy

 

"The Great White Hoax demonstrates that a critique of the rise of right-wing ideologies and politics need not be reduced to race or class or gender or ecology, but can incorporate all these analyses to help us understand both threats and opportunities to expand real freedom and justice."

—Robert Jensen, author of The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

 

"Tim Wise is a change agent who is not afraid to expose the dirty laundry of 'whiteness.' This film is a must see for those opposed to racism in all its forms."

—Tukufu Zuberi | Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania

 

"The Great White Hoax makes clear that Trump, and his embrace of a politics of racism, toxic masculinity, and white resentment are as American as processed mass produced apple pie."

—David Leonard | Professor of Critical Culture, Gender & Race at Washington State University

 

"The Great White Hoax is a chilling dissection of the election of 2016."

—Matthew Pratt Guterl | Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies at Brown University

 

"Provocative, disturbing, and enlightening, this documentary is a powerful tool to incorporate in graduate, undergraduate, and high school classes that address race, racism, race relations, and white privilege."

—Kevin Cokley | Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

 

"Tim Wise’s penetrating narrative is a historically-grounded and nuanced explanation for the current crisis facing contemporary America."

—John Stone | Professor of Sociology at Boston University | Founding Editor of Ethnic and Racial Studies

 

"A timely and insightful film, this is highly recommended."

—Video Librarian

 

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