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White like me : reflections on race from a privileged son : the remix

Author: Tim J Wise
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Soft Skull Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and updated. edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Named Person: Tim J Wise; Tim J Wise
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim J Wise
ISBN: 9781593764258 1593764251
OCLC Number: 752286183
Description: xv, 271 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction to the Third edition --
Preface --
Born to belonging --
Awakenings --
Middle passage --
Higher learning --
Louisiana goddam --
Professional development --
Home and away --
Chocolate pain, vanilla indignation --
Parenthood --
Redemption.
Responsibility: Tim Wise.

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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.

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