The pop-quiz is comprised of questions that help set a context for discussing this thing called White privilege and serves to help people understand what it means to possess it. The quiz is meant to dispel any mystery or skepticism about the existence of privilege for those who have never given it much, if any, thought. After all, the number one privilege of whiteness is to not have to think about it, therein denying its existence.
Each chapter begins with a multiple-choice question meant to reveal, inform and inspire more questions about whiteness and the system invented to promote whiteness than you have ever entertained before. The hope is that perhaps the quiz will point you in a new direction ---to think more deeply and behave more consciously.
filmmaker. speaker. writer.
About Molly Secours
Molly Secours is an author/filmmaker/speaker who has used her voice to effect social change and public policy as an artist and activist for two decades. In her recent book, White Privilege Pop Quiz: Reflecting on Whiteness, Secours urges readers to unearth their deeply embedded and unexamined biases about race, privilege and Whiteness with compassion and humor.
Currently, Secours is ensconced in a passionate romance with baseball. Her latest film Scouting For Diamonds:The Invisible Heroes Of Baseball is a feature documentary, which explores the never before told love story between Scouts and baseball. The film features Hall Of Famers Wade Boggs, Willie Mays, George Brett and dozens of legendary players and scouts along with narrator and Co-Producers actor/comedian Bill Murray and brother, Brian Doyle Murray. Film to slated for completion Fall 2021.
As someone who faced late stage cancer, Secours also speaks about her adventure with a Stage IV diagnosis and draws parallels between facing a life threatening illness and addressing cultural issues at the root of racism, poverty and addiction. In her 2010 TED Talk, The Upside of Cancer Secours shares her personal challenge and how it impacted her commitment to peaceful change.
To date, Secours has produced over 60 films and videos about disparities in education, criminal justice and healthcare. She has garnered praise from key Washington officials--including the late Sen. Edward Kennedy--for a short documentary called Faces of Tenncare which explored the fates of 200,000 people after losing health care coverage and In 2008 was asked to appear at a D.C. press conference with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi to urge congressional votes in favor of “Obama-Care”.
After being an NGO presenter at the United Nations in Santiago Chile & Geneva Switzerland, Secours covered the World Conference Against Racism as a journalist in Durban South Africa. A former Huffington Post contributor, her writings appear in numerous publications and she has appeared on national talk show including CNN's Paul Zahn “Now” with Roland Martin, to discuss racial bias and segregation.
In 2013 Secours founded Lasting Legacies Video, a documentary film company that focuses the camera on 'everyday people with extraordinary life stories.'