Whiteness Project: Inside the White Caucasian Box

Whiteness Project: Inside the White Caucasian Box

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Ask Whitney Dow, the producer of this interactive documentary on racial discussion, about his project in a Reddit AMA.

We take for granted that there is a "white" race in America, but rarely is the concept of whiteness itself investigated. What does it mean to be white? Can it be genetically defined? Is it a cultural construct? A state of mind? What privileges are exclusive to Caucasians? This last question is the subject of Whiteness Project: Inside the White Caucasian Box, an interactive look at how white people process their perceived advantages or disadvantages. The project is created from interviews shot in Buffalo, N.Y. that represent a cross‐section of the city's white population. An interactive graphic component uses demographic information to reveal how participants' perceptions line up with the realities of their community. #whitenessproject @povdocs

Read a recent story WXXI News did on the project by clicking here.

View the breakthrough project that's been called "complex and original" (Vice), "provocative" (Mic) and "hard to dismiss" (The Guardian) at whitenessproject.org, join the conversation using the hashtag #WhitenessProject, and watch Whitney Dow talk about it on "CBS This Morning" this Wednesday, October 22.

Ask Whitney Dow, Whiteness Project Creator Anything!
Whitney Dow, director and producer of Whiteness Project: Inside the White/Caucasian Box, is taking questions on Monday, October 27, at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT) in a Reddit AMA.

Whitney Dow is an award-winning filmmaker who has spent the last 18 years producing and directing documentaries about race, including Two Towns of Jasper, a landmark 2003 POV documentary that examined race in the aftermath of a shocking murder in Jasper, Texas, which he co-directed with Marco Williams.