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White like me: reflections on racism from a privileged son / Tim Wise.

Wise, Tim J., (author.,, narrator.). Wise, Tim J. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781518906947 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 151890694X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 06 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Author's Republic : 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Tim Wise.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Wise, Tim J.
Racism > United States.
Whites > United States > Social conditions.
United States > Race relations.

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