White Like Me

White Like Me

Reflections on Race From A Privileged Son : the Remix

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Soft Skull Press : Made available through hoopla, 2011
ISBN: 9781593764708
1593764707
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital
Call Number: eBook

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lilypad_1
Feb 15, 2019

I found this book to be very thoughtful and insightful at a time when we need to be examining our beliefs and how they affect ourselves and others. His anecdotes are noteworthy, his determination that racism is bad for whites is insightful. Now I see that it has been updated and I will check it out ASAP.

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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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