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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In White Like Me, 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.

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Tim Wise is an awesome writer. - Goodreads
this is hard to read but a must read. - Goodreads
A five-star message written by a three-star writer. - Goodreads
It was at all times engaging and easy to read, even - Goodreads
Wise's writing style is approachable yet provocative. - Goodreads
Heavy topic but his writing style is funn - Goodreads

Review: White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

User Review  - Joshua Hedlund - Goodreads

If you genuinely don't understand the viewpoint of those who talk about race and white privilege but you genuinely want to, I cannot more highly recommend this book. Tim Wise is very liberal, and I am ... Read full review

Review: White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

User Review  - Caroline Lampinen - Goodreads

At first the tone of this book wasn't my favorite, almost as if Wise assumes the entire world idiots but is taking time to deal with us because, well, he needs to because he really loves humanity to ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Wise was the 2008 Oliver L. Brown Distinguished Visiting Scholar for Diversity Issues at Washburn University. Wise tours constantly and delivers dozens of lectures each year. He is regularly sought for interviews and has been on 20/20, Paula Zahn, NOW with Bill Moyers, MSNBC, and Donahue. His previous books include Between Barack and a Hard Place and White Like Me.

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