White Like Me

White Like Me

Reflections on Race From A Privileged Son : the Remix

Book - 2011 | Revised and updated edition
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"With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is part memoir, 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."--Back cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Soft Skull Press, ©2011
Edition: Revised and updated edition
ISBN: 1593764251 (pbk.)
9781593764258 (pbk.)
Branch Call Number: 305.800973 WIS 2011
Characteristics: xv, 271 pages ; 21 cm


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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." -- University of Washington Libraries Resisting Racism Guide

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Mar 21, 2015

Eye-opening information about how we got here and what each of us must do to change things. White supremacy/racism needs to be dealt with by white people. Get on it!


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