Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority

Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority

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by Tim Wise

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Tim Wise addresses whites’ anxiety about cultural shifts displacing their power and privilege—and offers ideas on how to move forward.See more details below


Tim Wise addresses whites’ anxiety about cultural shifts displacing their power and privilege—and offers ideas on how to move forward.

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"Tim Wise is back with another no-holds-barred take on race and America's changing demographics. . . . Sharp and witty, Wise's latest book criticizes many of today's continued racist institutions while provocatively proclaiming their quick demise as America's racial landscape continues to evolve."-- The Root

"The foremost white analyst of racism in America never fails to provide fresh takes as he punctures myths and defenses." -- World Wide Work

"In his latest, he cuts to the core of white fears, using his white authority and white privilege to tell other whites that 'yes, it's time for you to deal with yourselves and the new American reality you now inhabit.'" -- Drums in the Global Village

“Tim Wise has written another blockbuster! His new book, 'Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority,' is a cogent analysis of the problems of race and inequality as well as a plea for those who harbor views about race and racism to modify and indeed eliminate them. While the book’s title addresses white people, this is really a book for anyone who is concerned about eliminating the issue of racial disparity in our society. This is must read and a good read.” -- Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. He is the author of a number of books, including "The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America"

"Tim Wise is an American hero in the truest sense of the term - he tells the truth, no matter how inconvenient that truth might be. 'Dear White America' is a desperately needed response to the insidious mythology that pretends whites are oppressed and people of color unduly privileged. In the process, it exposes how new forms of racism have been deliberately embedded into our supposedly 'color blind' culture. Read this book - but rest assured, it's not for the faint of heart." - David Sirota, syndicated columnist, radio host, author of "Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now"

"Wise, an educator and racial justice advocate, presents an analysis of race relations and ideology in the contemporary US, as a letter addressed to its 200 million white citizens. As demographic trends portend a more colorful United States, and as its first black president begins a second term, Wise confronts the white fear of losing cultural hegemony, on the one hand, and the politics of resentment that has been both a real and contrived source of right-wing power in national politics. The book is aimed at a reasonable audience who may describe themselves as 'not a racist,' but whose assumptions about race and social power make them underestimate or misrecognize racism's persistence in the US." -- Book News Inc.

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City Lights Books
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City Lights Open Media
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5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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