Don’t Miss The Great White Hoax


As the politics of hate, fear, and division continue to move into the American political mainstream, we urge you to revisit our video The Great White Hoax, featuring acclaimed author and anti-racist activist Tim Wise.

In the video, which has earned high praise from educators, journalists, and activists, Wise digs deep into how American political leaders have scapegoated people of color throughout history to divide and conquer working class voters.

We’re also pleased to let you know that we’ve just released a new, abridged 53-minute version of The Great White Hoax available for streaming that is ideal for screening during single classroom sessions and campus and community events. (We’re also offering an abridged version edited for strong language.)


“Timely and necessary. Demonstrates that Trumpism is nothing new, that racial scapegoating is one of the oldest games in American politics, and that we must defeat the narrative of fear and division in order to move our country forward.”

— Van Jones | CNN commentator

“My seminar was MESMERIZED by The Great White Hoax [and] gave it the highest possible rating. I would recommend this unreservedly to show in college classes and in discussion groups, community organizations, and religious institutions.”

— Mark Naison | Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University

  “A kaleidoscopic view of a nation still grappling with white supremacy, and still riven by deep and persistent inequalities along racial lines.”

— Stephen Steinberg | Author of The Ethnic Myth: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America 

“A chilling dissection of the election of 2016, revealing what should have been clear all along: that Trump’s ascendancy was fueled by hate, a hate that has long burned at the very heart of American history.”

— Matthew Pratt Guterl | Professor of Africana Studies and American Studies at Brown University

“Provocative, disturbing, and enlightening. This brilliant documentary situates the political rise of Donald Trump within decades of racial scapegoating that stokes white anxiety based on racial nativism and cultural insecurity fundamentally rooted in anti-Blackness.” 

— Kevin Cokley | Author of The Myth of Black Anti-Intellectualism 

“Timely and visually provocative! Makes a compelling case for the ongoing need for resistance to white racism. An excellent teaching tool!”

— Woody Doane | Chair of Social Sciences Department at the University of Hartford

 “Tim Wise and the Media Education Foundation have done it again. We will remember this video for many presidencies to come.”

— Zeus Leonardo | Author of Race, Whiteness, and Education

The Great White Hoax makes clear that Trump, and his embrace of a politics of racism, toxic masculinity, and white resentment, are as American as processed, mass-produced apple pie.”

— David Leonard | Professor of Critical Culture, Gender & Race at Washington State University

 “Incisive … eloquent … timely and insightful. This is highly recommended.”

— Video Librarian

“This film is a must see for those opposed to racism in all its forms.”

— Tukufu Zuberi | Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations at the University of Pennsylvania

“This invaluable educational resource arrives at precisely the right moment for professors, high school teachers, and librarians who want to help their students develop the tools to understand and resist the rising tide of racism and bigotry in this country.”

— Jackson Katz, Ph.D. | Author of Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity