The Resource White like me, by Tim Wise

White like me, by Tim Wise

Label
White like me
Title
White like me
Statement of responsibility
by Tim Wise
Title variation
Reflections on race from a priviledged son
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Review
Activist, lecturer and director of the new Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE), Wise works from anecdote rather than academic argument to recount his path to greater cultural awareness in a colloquial, matter-of-fact quasi-memoir that urges white people to fight racism "for our own sake ." Sparing neither family nor self, Wise recalls a racist rant his antiracist mother once delivered, racial epithets uttered by his Alzheimer's-afflicted grandmother and the "conditioning" that leads him to wonder, for a split-second, if people of color are truly qualified for their jobs. He considers how the deck has always been stacked in his and other white people's favor: his grandmother's house, which served as collateral for a loan he needed for college, for instance, was in a neighborhood that had formerly barred blacks. Resistance to racism, Wise declares, requires support (it's better for a group to speak out against racial tracking than for one "crazy radical" to do it), and that's presumably part of what this volume means to provide. And while Wise sometimes falls victim to sweeping judgments—the act of debating racial profiling, he declares, is "white-identified," because only whites have the luxury to look at life or death issues as a battle of wits—his candor is invigorating. (Jan.) --Staff (Reviewed November 22, 2004) (Publishers Weekly, vol 251, issue 47, p48)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
204730
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wise, Tim J
Dewey number
305.8/00973
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.615
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Wise, Tim J
  • Racism
  • Whites
  • United States
Label
White like me, by Tim Wise
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Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii,155 pages
Isbn
9781932360684
Lccn
2005001052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
White like me, by Tim Wise
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xii,155 pages
Isbn
9781932360684
Lccn
2005001052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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