“There are only two choices: racist or anti-racist.”
— Ibram X. Kendi, “The American Nightmare”

Black lives matter. Learn more about the long history of systemic racism, white privilege, and racial scapegoating in U.S. politics and media culture with this featured collection of MEF films. You can watch these titles for free now through the end of July.


The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race & Class in America explores the long history of U.S. political leaders using racial scapegoats to divide and conquer working class voters.

I am a man


In I Am a Man: Black Masculinity in America, filmmaker Byron Hurt offers a deeply personal account of what it means to be a black man in America given the nation’s long history of devaluing and demeaning black manhood and doing systematic violence to African Americans.

white like me


White Like Me: Race, Racism & White Privilege in America explores the politics of race in the U.S. through the lens of white privilege and a decades-long strategy by the right to cultivate white racial resentment.


Filmmaker Daphne Valerius’s award-winning documentary The Souls of Black Girls explores how media images of beauty undercut the self-esteem of African-American women. Features powerful commentary from Regina King, Jada Pinkett Smith, Chuck D, and the late Gwen Ifill.


Tim Wise on White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality breaks down the concept of white privilege and traces its destructive real-world impact on people of color and white people alike.

how racism harms white americans


How Racism Harms White Americans features distinguished African-American historian and veteran civil rights activist John H. Bracey, Jr. on the devastating economic, political, and social impacts of racism on white Americans.

not just a game


Not Just a Game: Power, Politics & American Sports, featuring Nation magazine sports editor Dave Zirin, includes a stirring look at African-American athletes who have used their platform to raise awareness about racial injustice, paving the way for Colin Kaepernick and a new generation of activist-athletes today.

mean world syndrome


The Mean World Syndrome: Media Violence & the Cultivation of Fear examines how U.S. news and entertainment media portray people of color in ways that breed irrational fears of black crime and cultivate public support for repressive and racist policing and policies.

Pride Denied: Homonationalism & the Future of Queer Politics


Filmmaker Kami Chisholm’s Pride Denied offers an intersectional look at queer politics that centers issues of race and racism, tracing the long history of police violence against queer and trans people of color and showing how the radical, intersectional roots of the Pride movement have been whitewashed by corporations.