White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

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Soft Skull Press, 2008 - Social Science - 191 pages
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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.

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User Review  - JillKB - LibraryThing

I don't agree with everything Tim Wise says, but he's a great writer (and amazing speaker -- I heard him on January 17 of this year) and thinker. He is incredibly effective at identifying and raising ... Read full review

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User Review  - greeniezona - LibraryThing

It's all thanks to Matt Peters that I discovered this engaging and informative book. Matt has frequently linked to Wise's anti-racist writings, so I added a few of his books to my wishlist and finally ... Read full review

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