• White Like Me

  • Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
  • By: Tim Wise
  • Narrated by: Tim Wise
  • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-01-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Novel Audio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (6 ratings)

Summary

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 listenable and yet scholarly, analytical and yet accessible.
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