White Like Me

Reflections on Race From A Privileged Son

Wise, Tim J.

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
White Like Me
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.

Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008
Edition: Rev. and updated
ISBN: 9781593764258
Branch Call Number: 305.800973 W813w 2008
Characteristics: xiii, 191 p. ;,21 cm


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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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Mar 21, 2015
  • bethanyebarkus rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Eye-opening information about how we got here and what each of us must do to change things. White supremacy/racism needs to be dealt with by white people. Get on it!


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