The Great White Hoax
The Great White Hoax, featuring acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores how American political leaders of both parties have been tapping into white anxiety, stoking white grievance, and scapegoating people of color for decades to divide and conquer working class voters and shore up political support.
The film’s primary focus is Donald Trump’s race-baiting 2016 campaign for the presidency. But it also widens its scope to show how Trump’s charged rhetoric about African-Americans, Latinos, and Muslims fits within a longstanding historical pattern, offering a stunning survey of how racism and racial scapegoating have shaped American politics for centuries.
The Great White Hoax is an ideal look at race relations, white privilege, the intersectionality of race, class, and gender identities, presidential politics, and political propaganda.
52 minutes and 72 minutes
Featuring Tim Wise
Directed & Edited by Jeremy Earp
Executive Producer: Sut Jhally
Producer: Loretta Alper
Co-Producer: Jason Young
Distributed by George Matta