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White Like Me

Reflections on Race From A Privileged Son
Wise, Tim J. (Book - 2008 )
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Tim Wise offers a highly personal examination of the ways in which racial privilege shapes the lives of most white Americans, overtly racist or not, to the detriment of people of color, themselves, and society. The book shows the breadth and depth of the phenomenon within institutions such as education, employment, housing, criminal justice, and healthcare. By critically assessing the magnitude of racial privilege and its enormous costs, Wise provides a rich memoir that will inspire activists, educators, or anyone interested in understanding the way that race continues to shape the experiences of people in the U.S. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and scholarly, analytical and accessible.--From publisher description.
Authors: Wise, Tim J.
Title: White like me
reflections on race from a privileged son
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008
Edition: Rev. and updated
Characteristics: xiii, 191 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Tim Wise
Contents: Born to belonging
Privilege
Denial
Resistance
Collaboration
Loss
Redemption
Epilogue: an open letter to White America about White privilege and Hurricane Katrina
Summary: Tim Wise offers a highly personal examination of the ways in which racial privilege shapes the lives of most white Americans, overtly racist or not, to the detriment of people of color, themselves, and society. The book shows the breadth and depth of the phenomenon within institutions such as education, employment, housing, criminal justice, and healthcare. By critically assessing the magnitude of racial privilege and its enormous costs, Wise provides a rich memoir that will inspire activists, educators, or anyone interested in understanding the way that race continues to shape the experiences of people in the U.S. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and scholarly, analytical and accessible.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 1933368993
9781933368993
Branch Call Number: 305.800973 W813w 2008
Subject Headings: United States Race relations Whites United States Social conditions Racism United States Wise, Tim J
Topical Term: Whites
Racism
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Wise, Tim J. White like me. Rev. and updated. Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008 (OCoLC)707187251
LCCN: 2008541613
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Mr. Wise spoke at the annual Multnomah County diversity conference a few years back. After listening to him I said to a colleague, "I've never heard any other White man talk like that."
"Me either," said she. In content, presentation and manner Tim Wise is quite unlike othe... Read More »


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