White Like Me

White Like Me

Reflections on Race From A Privileged Son

Book - 2007/11/28
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Racial privilege shapes the lives of white Americans in every facet of life, from employment and education to housing and criminal justice. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise shows that racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits those who are "white like him" — whether or not they’re actively racist. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a compelling narrative that assesses the magnitude of racial privilege and is at once readable and scholarly, analytical yet accessible.

Racial privilege shapes the lives of white Americans in every facet of life, from employment and education to housing and criminal justice. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise shows that racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits those who are "white like him" ? whether or not they’re actively racist. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a compelling narrative that assesses the magnitude of racial privilege and is at once readable and scholarly, analytical yet accessible.


Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Soft Skull Press ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2007/11/28
Edition: Rev. and updated
ISBN: 9781933368993
1933368993
Branch Call Number: 305.8009 WIS
Characteristics: xiii, 191 p. ; 21 cm

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bethanyebarkus
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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