Why Would MTV Make A Film About 'White People'?

Catch more of Jose Antonio Vargas on Wednesday (July 22) at 8/7C on MTV, and MTV's Facebook page or Youtube channel.

On the road to the final 24 hours before the premiere of MTV's new documentary "White People" with Jose Antonio Vargas, we've covered a lot of ground in some difficult conversations about privilege, race and bias.

From talking about ways to use your privilege for good, why white people need to take part in conversations about diversity, and providing some cool tools for you to explore your own biases and privileges, we're hoping you're all as excited to watch the documentary and start some conversations of your own.

Now that we've given you an intro to what we'll be talking about in "White People," we wanted to give you a chance to get to know the host and director -- Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and all around awesome guy.

Vargas, who came to America from the Philippines when he was 12, shares more of his story of being an undocumented immigrant in his film "Documented" and through his work with his non-profit Define American. Addressing issues of race and bias is something he's always been drawn to.

"I was really, really confused when I was growing up, I was like, 'how do I fit in this white and black thing?'" Vargas told MTV News. "Ever since, I've been fascinated and obsessed with this idea of whiteness and blackness."

And that fascination brings us right to "White People," where he looks closer at the different ways people think and talk about race -- particularly what it means to be white.

"So much of what you learn when you come to this country, you learn it from what you watch, what you read and what you listen to," Vargas said. "You get the idea from society that white is good and black is not good and I was fascinated by that. For me, this film has been working in my head since I arrived here."

You can watch “White People” when it airs on Wednesday, July 22 at 8/7C on MTV,, the MTV App, MTV’s Facebook page or YouTube channel. Or, if you miss that, you can still get it Thursday (July 23) on iTunes, Amazon, Hulu and MTV’s Video On Demand services.

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