White Like Me

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Flipping John Howard Griffin's classic Black Like Me, and extending Noel Ignatiev's How The Irish Became White into the present-day, Wise explores the meanings and consequences of whiteness, and discusses the ways in which racial privilege can harm not just people of color, but also whites. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly; analytical and yet accessible.
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Flipping John Howard Griffin's classic Black Like Me, and extending Noel Ignatiev's How The Irish Became White into the present-day, Wise explores the meanings and consequences of whiteness, and discusses the ways in which racial privilege can harm not just people of color, but also whites. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly; analytical and yet accessible.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781458780911
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/29/2010
  • Pages: 438
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Tim Wise, Tim Wise

    What can I say? Amazing. I will not write a review giving a synopsis because that is not my place to do so but I will say that this should be a required reading in all of-age classrooms across America, if not the world.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Great book

    I had to read this book for a college English class. I do like it but I must warn you that the racial content is very explicit in that Tim Wise does not hold anything back in what he thinks about the privileges of the white race and the disparities it causes for minorities.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2012

    Amazing!

    Tim Wise is one of my favorite people. He's absolutely brilliant! Whenever I'm in a heated debate centered around social issues I ALWAYS suggest this book. Well written!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 23, 2009

    Mc-4YS

    well, this book was really interesting. It's about how racial privilage face people all along their lives. This book basically talks about white's privilege. Also how blacks didn't have the same privilege even at shcool where they say that "everyone" is equal. Sometimes i got confused about what he was trying to say but eventually I understood. It's like<BR/>you already know what he is trying to say but he keeps on going and giving you details. It shows that being white gives you all the privilege you could imagine even know your not racism. White people take it for granted.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    I saw Tim speak at a symposium on race, he is a gifted orator an

    I saw Tim speak at a symposium on race, he is a gifted orator and his book illuminates the problems that modern racism (post overt racism) pose to society at large. This book shines a light on white privilege and shows you how it effects people of color.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Constant Search for Racism

    Tim tries very hard to find Racism in everything often going to great lengths to imagine it when its not there.

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