What I Hear When You Say
A filmmaker, a comedian and a musician explore the use of the term “white pride.”

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def • i • ni • tion
White [wahyt]


(of human beings) belonging to a group marked by slight pigmentation of the skin, often of European descent.

One phrase. Many interpretations.  

What do you hear when someone says, “white pride?” What about “black pride” or “gay pride?” Is there a difference? Explore from unique and differing points of view.

What I Hear When You Say

Understanding White Privilege

Aired: 2017-03-15 0:41 Rating: NR

Filmmaker Whitney Dow shares his views on white privilege.

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What do you hear when people talk about "white pride?" How do you see it as different from or similar to pride in one's heritage or sexuality? Use the hashtag #WhatIHearPBS to share your thoughts.

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