How To Combat Racism ~ Special Guest Dixon White
Bill Myers Inspires host Bill Myers explores the conversation of racism in America with YouTube star and anti-racist Dixon D. White. Dixon has been a fierce advocate against racism for several years which has earned him a tremendous following as the leader of an online movement. He has attracted national attention and was the subject of a featured story for his efforts by ABC’s Nightline news program, and has received many awards and recognition including the Tri-Beca Film Festival’s prestigious “Disruptor Award” in the spring of 2015.
Dixon D. White is an American YouTube personality, actor, filmmaker, and anti-racism activist whose videos discuss racism in the American South. White opened his YouTube account in April 2015 and received media attention after he uploaded a video entitled “I’m a redneck and I love America” on April 4 of that same year. In the video he claims that he was formerly racist but changed his viewpoint while attending college in Savannah, Georgia and witnessing his African-American roommate being harassed and arrested by police.
Other videos show White commenting on the shootings of unarmed African-American men and commenting on how North America was built for white people, claiming “We created a culture and a system of white supremacy that has benefited us for 400 years”.
In an interview with The Root, White claimed that he was racist most of his life due to an abusive upbringing. He now challenges other white people to talk about white supremacy on YouTube.
~ More About Bill Myers Inspires ~
Emmy Award-winning actor Bill Myers is an accomplished actor, jazz musician, filmmaker, writer, educator, and speaker. As a bi-racial man who is both black and white, Bill leverages his background, talents, and voice through creativity, compassion, and connection as activism for social justice to focus on uniting the divide and compelling change.
In a civic leadership capacity, he has served as President of the African American Jazz Caucus in NYC, member of the Indianapolis Cultural Development Committee, and served as President of the Indianapolis Downtown Optimist Club. In addition to his Emmy Award, Bill has received many awards and notable commissions for his work including being commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an original work for Dr. Martin Luther King Day entitled “The Music, Martin & Me.”
Bill Myers seeks to encourage, enlighten, and empower others through the power of entertainment to affect social justice.
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