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White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son / Edition 3

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son / Edition 3

by Tim Wise Tim Wise
ISBN-10:
1593764251
ISBN-13:
9781593764258
Pub. Date:
09/13/2011
Publisher:
Catapult
ISBN-10:
1593764251
ISBN-13:
9781593764258
Pub. Date:
09/13/2011
Publisher:
Catapult
White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son / Edition 3

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son / Edition 3

by Tim Wise Tim Wise
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Overview

With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: 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.” He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so. Using anecdotes 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: 9781593764258
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 09/13/2011
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 279,322
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Tim Wise is a prominent antiracist writer and activist who served as an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute. He lectures across the country about the need to combat institutional racism, gender bias, and the growing gap between rich and poor in the United States.

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