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White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

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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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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 theyre 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.

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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. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable yet scholarly, analytical, and accessible.

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Michael Sliwa, December 31, 2007 (view all comments by Michael Sliwa)
The new edition is fantastic. What is nice about the updated version is that it gives people some guidance about resisting privilege. The downfalls of privilege are discussed and explored so individuals can compare their own experience with that of the author. I gave my copy to my brother-in-law and and buying a second copy as we speak.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781933368993
Subtitle:
Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
Author:
Wise, Tim
Publisher:
Soft Skull Press
Subject:
Discrimination & Racism
Subject:
Minority Studies - Race Relations
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Discrimination & Race Relations
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Racism
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Racism and Ethnic Conflict
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20071201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 7 oz

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Product details 176 pages Soft Skull Press - English 9781933368993 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by ,
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 theyre 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable yet scholarly, analytical, and accessible.
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