Why White?

A Film from the Mourning the Creation of Racial Categories (MCRC) Project

Tuesday, September 15, 7:00 PM (via Zoom)

Presented by Joan Ferrante, PhD

Dr. Joan Ferrante and her NKU students have continued work on the powerful MCRC Project. Whether you’ve seen their other films, or this is your first, you’ll be moved by the power of their work to lay bare one of the tragic remnants of slavery – the creation of racial categories that still separate us and tear families apart. To learn more about the MCRC Project, visit

The film Why White? (40 minutes) centers around a White-classified male who questions why he has to check the White box. This character, in dialogue with the personified White category, sorts through the meaning of white and whiteness as a system. The film’s message is that White classified peoples must wrestle with their racial identity and the weight of their category’s history if they are to constructively participate in dialogue and in making real change. After the film will be a question-answer session. Registration is required to receive the meeting Zoom link. Please register at

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