The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race & Class in America

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 resource for courses that look
at race relations, white privilege, the intersectionality of race,
class, and gender identities, presidential politics, and political
propaganda.