White Like Me

White Like Me

Reflections on Racism From A Privileged Son

Streaming Audiobook - 2015
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : Author's Republic : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781518906947
151890694X
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: streaming audio file (1 audio file (11hr., 06 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Wise, Tim
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asjahmonroe
Jul 23, 2017

I thought it was decent. And listening to him narrate the book was a different experience, I think, from what it would have been if I'd read it. If nothing else, he offered some really useful insights and he also is very adept at remembering his past experiences with a critical eye and then extracting useful lessons from them that he can share. I think it's a good read.

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