White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

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by Tim Wise
     
 

White Like Me is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the lives of white Americans in every realm of daily life: 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… See more details below

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White Like Me is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the lives of white Americans in every realm of daily life: 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." Wise also discusses the ways in which racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly; analytical and yet accessible. Now newly revised and updated.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932360684
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/09/2005
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
155
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents


Preface to the New Edition     v
Preface to the First Edition     vii
Born to Belonging     1
Privilege     17
Denial     61
Resistance     89
Collaboration     127
Loss     147
Redemption     173
Epilogue: An Open Letter to White America about White Privilege and Hurricane Katrina     179

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