Tim Wise On White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & The Cost of Inequality (2008) (trailer)

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For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege. In this spellbinding lecture, the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America. Expertly overcoming the defensiveness that often surrounds these issues, Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color, but to white people as well. This is an invaluable classroom resource: an ideal introduction to the social construction of racial identities, and a critical new tool for exploring the often invoked - but seldom explained - concept of white privilege.

Sections: Introduction | The Erasure of Politics & Culture | White Denial | Unburdened by Race | The Creation of Whiteness: How Race Was Used to Hide Class | Privilege & Pathology | Guilt & Responsibility

Tim Wise

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the US. He has spoken to over 300,000 people in 48 states and on more than 350 college campuses. Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers, physicians, medical industry professionals, and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. Wise served as adjunct faculty member of the School of Social Work at Smith College, where he taught a Master's level class on Racism in the US. Wise also serves as the Race and Ethnicity Editor for LIP Magazine.

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