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Author: Tim Wise

Paperback: 208

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

Copyright: 2011

Language: English

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere.

Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are “white like him.” He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so. Using anecdotes instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly, analytical and yet accessible.

Author Bio:
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., and has been called, 'One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation," by best-selling author and professor Michael Eric Dyson, of Georgetown University. Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 1000 college campuses, and has spoken to community groups around the nation. He is the author of seven books and has contributed essays to twenty-five additional volumes.
http://www.timwise.org/books-and-dvds/

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