White Like Me

Author: Tim Wise
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781593764708
Release Date: 2011-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

White Like Me

Author: Tim Wise
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781593764258
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

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.

Speaking Treason Fluently

Author: Tim Wise
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 9781593762070
Release Date: 2008-09-01
Genre: Social Science

Presents a collection of essays that cover the topics of white privilege, racism, and responsibility in the United States.

Dear White America

Author: Tim Wise
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872865853
Release Date: 2012-01-10
Genre: Social Science

White Americans have long been comfortable in the assumption that they are the cultural norm. Now that notion is being challenged, as white people wrestle with what it means to be part of a fast-changing, truly multicultural nation. Facing chronic economic insecurity, a popular culture that reflects the nation's diverse cultural reality, a future in which they will no longer constitute the majority of the population, and with a black president in the White House, whites are growing anxious. This anxiety has helped to create the Tea Party movement, with its call to "take our country back." By means of a racialized nostalgia for a mythological past, the Right is enlisting fearful whites into its campaign for reactionary social and economic policies. In urgent response, Tim Wise has penned his most pointed and provocative work to date. Employing the form of direct personal address, he points a finger at whites' race-based self-delusion, explaining how such an agenda will only do harm to the nation's people, including most whites. In no uncertain terms, he argues that the hope for survival of American democracy lies in the embrace of our multicultural past, present and future. "Sparing neither family nor self…he considers how the deck has always been stacked in his and other white people's favor…His candor is invigorating."—Publishers Weekly "One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation."—Michael Eric Dyson "Tim Wise has written another blockbuster! His new book, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, is a cogent analysis of the problems of race and inequality as well as a plea for those who harbor views about race and racism to modify and indeed eliminate them. While the book's title addresses white people, this is really a book for anyone who is concerned about eliminating the issue of racial disparity in our society. This is must read and a good read."—Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., the Jesse Climenko Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Executive Director of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. He is the author of a number of books, including The Presumption of Guilt: The Arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Race, Class and Crime in America "Tim Wise is an American hero in the truest sense of the term—he tells the truth, no matter how inconvenient that truth might be. Dear White America is a desperately needed response to the insidious mythology that pretends whites are oppressed and people of color unduly privileged. In the process, it exposes how new forms of racism have been deliberately embedded into our supposedly 'color blind' culture. Read this book—but rest assured, it's not for the faint of heart."—David Sirota, syndicated columnist, radio host, author of Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live In Now "The foremost white analyst of racism in America never fails to provide fresh takes as he punctures myths and defenses."—World Wide Work Tim Wise is one of the most prominent antiracist essayists, educators, and activists in the United States. He is regularly interviewed by A-list media, including CNN, C-SPAN, The Tavis Smiley Show, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Michael Eric Dyson's radio program, and many more. His most recent books include Colorblind and Between Barack and a Hard Place.

Colorblind

Author: Tim Wise
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 9780872865549
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: Social Science

Following the civil rights movement, race relations in the United States entered a new era. Legal gains were interpreted by some as ensuring equal treatment for all and that "colorblind" policies and programs would be the best way forward. Since then, many voices have called for an end to affirmative action and other color-conscious policies and programs, and even for a retreat from public discussion of racism itself. Bolstered by the election of Barack Obama, proponents of colorblindness argue that the obstacles faced by blacks and people of color in the United States can no longer be attributed to racism but instead result from economic forces. Thus, they contend, programs meant to uplift working-class and poor people are the best means for overcoming any racial inequalities that might still persist. In Colorblind, Tim Wise refutes these assertions and advocates that the best way forward is to become more, not less, conscious of race and its impact on equal opportunity. Focusing on disparities in employment, housing, education and healthcare, Wise argues that racism is indeed still an acute problem in the United States today, and that colorblind policies actually worsen the problem of racial injustice. Colorblind presents a timely and provocative look at contemporary racism and offers fresh ideas on what can be done to achieve true social justice and economic equality. "It's a great book. I highly, highly, highly recommend it."—Tavis Smiley "I finally finished Tim Wise's Colorblind and found it a right-on, straight-ahead piece of work. This guy hits all the targets, it's really quite remarkable…That's two of his that I've read [the first being Between Barack] and they are both works of crystal truth…"—Mumia Abu-Jamal "Tim Wise's Colorblind is a powerful and urgently needed book. One of our best and most courageous public voices on racial inequality, Wise tackles head on the resurgence and absurdity of post-racial liberalism in a world still largely structured by deep racial disparity and structural inequality. He shows us with passion and sharp, insightful, accessible analysis how this imagined world of post racial framing and policy can't take us where we want to go—it actually stymies our progress toward racial unity and equality."—Tricia Rose, Brown University "With Colorblind, Tim Wise offers a gutsy call to arms. Rather than play nice and reiterate the fiction of black racial transcendence, Wise takes the gloves off: He insists white Americans themselves must be at the forefront of the policy shifts necessary to correct our nation's racial imbalances in crime, health, wealth, education and more. A piercing, passionate and illuminating critique of the post-racial moment."—Bakari Kitwana "Tim Wise's Colorblind brilliantly challenges the idea that the election of Obama has ushered in a post-racial era. In clear, engaging, and accessible prose, Wise explains that ignoring problems does not make them go away, that race-bound problems require race-conscious remedies. Perhaps most important, Colorblind proposes practical solutions to our problems and promotes new ways of thinking that encourage us to both recognize differences and to transcend them."—George Lipsitz Tim Wise is one of the most prominent antiracist essayists, educators and activists in the United States. For twenty years he has challenged racial inequities as a community organizer, public speaker, workshop facilitator and writer. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people, contributed essays or chapters to more than twenty books, and has appeared regularly on radio and television as a guest commentator on race issues. He is regularly interviewed by national media, including CNN, Tavis Smiley and by Tom Joyner. He is the author of Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama.

Under the Affluence

Author: Tim Wise
Publisher: City Lights Publishers
ISBN: 9780872866959
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Genre: Social Science

A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those less fortunate.

Affirmative Action

Author: Tim J. Wise
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415950480
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Business & Economics

From its inception in the 1960s, affirmative action has created heated debates about how to deal with past and present racism within the arena of education. Speaker, consultant and author Wise believes educators should heed the warning signs of the demise of affirmative action, and openly discuss its tenets and applications at the root level.

The Heart of Whiteness

Author: Robert Jensen
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872864499
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: History

As devastating as the physical destruction brought by Katrina has been, it may turn out that one of the hurricane's most enduring legacies is the way it made visible the effect of racial and class disparities on who lived and who died, who escaped...

Black Like Me

Author: John Howard Griffin
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 9781609401085
Release Date: 2006-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.

A Time of Terror

Author: James Cameron
Publisher: Lifewrites Press
ISBN: 0996576908
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: African Americans

"I had done nothing really bad, but this was Marion, Indiana, where there was very little room for foolish black boys." Unique, uplifting memoir about surviving a lynching and coming of age during Jim Crow. Annotated, with fifty photos, a foreword, introduction, and afterword.

White Lies Matter

Author: Tim Wise
Publisher: City Lights Open Media
ISBN: 0872867404
Release Date: 2017-06-20
Genre: Political Science

In an era of escalating racial tension, Tim Wise provides a much-needed critique of the manipulation of fear that breeds violence and injustice.

White Privilege

Author: Paula S. Rothenberg
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319046200
Release Date: 2015-12-04
Genre: Social Science

Vital, eye-opening, and powerful, this unique anthology expertly presents the significance and complexity of whiteness today and illuminates the nature of privilege and power in our society. White Privilege leads students through the ubiquity and corresponding invisibility of whiteness; the historical development of whiteness and its role in race relations over time; the real everyday effects of privilege and its opposite, oppression; and finally, how our system of privilege can be changed. The thoroughly updated fifth edition explores: color-blind racism virtual probation socioeconomic privilege versus. racial privilege racial profiling, how immigration and questions of citizenship are historically tied to understandings of race the racial positioning of groups that are neither white nor black the commonalities and diverse experiences of people of color, "flying while brown" the politics of respectability in the age of Obama, and more.

Uprooting Racism

Author: Paul Kivel
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9781550924954
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Education

The essential guide to confronting and opposing institutionalized racism - now completely revised and updated

Black Bodies White Gazes

Author: George Yancy
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442258358
Release Date: 2016-11-02
Genre: Philosophy

Following the deaths of Trayvon Martin and other black youths in recent years, students on campuses across America have joined professors and activists in calling for justice and increased awareness that Black Lives Matter. In this second edition of his trenchant and provocative book, George Yancy offers students the theoretical framework they crave for understanding the violence perpetrated against the Black body. Drawing from the lives of Ossie Davis, Frantz Fanon, Malcolm X, and W. E. B. Du Bois, as well as his own experience, and fully updated to account for what has transpired since the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Yancy provides an invaluable resource for students and teachers of courses in African American Studies, African American History, Philosophy of Race, and anyone else who wish to examine what it means to be Black in America.