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As part of its Black History Month film screening series, the Cloverdale Regional Library will be hosting a screening of "White Like Me." 

The library describes the film as:

"'White Like Me,' based on the work of acclaimed anti-racist educator and author Tim Wise, explores race and racism in the US through the lens of whiteness and white privilege. In a stunning reassessment of the American ideal of meritocracy and claims that we've entered a post-racial society, Wise offers a fascinating look back at the race-based white entitlement programs that built the American middle class, and argues that our failure as a society to come to terms with this legacy of white privilege continues to perpetuate racial inequality and race-driven political resentments today.

For years, Wise's bestselling books and spellbinding lectures have challenged some of our most basic assumptions about race in America. White Like Me is the first film to bring the full range of his work to the screen — to show how white privilege continues to shape individual attitudes, electoral politics, and government policy in ways too many white people never stop to think about."

The film runtime is 69 minutes.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd.

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