A new video campaign by Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS) is using fictitious “White Privilege Glasses” to show people the difference between how white people experience the world and how black people experience it.
According to the seminary’s website, the video is intended to start a conversation about the existence and impact of white privilege: “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.”
Check out the video and see just what happens when a white guy starts wearing those “White Privilege Glasses” around every day. Even small interactions like grocery shopping or walking down the sidewalk take on whole new meanings when those glasses are worn, and the results are certainly thought-provoking.