White Like Me
Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
By Tim Wise
(Soft Skull Press, Paperback, 9781933368993, 176pp.)
Publication Date: November 2007
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Racial privilege shapes the lives of white Americans in every facet of life, from employment and education to housing and criminal justice. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise shows that racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits those who are "white like him" whether or not they’re actively racist. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a compelling narrative that assesses the magnitude of racial privilege and is at once readable and scholarly, analytical yet accessible.