White Like Me

White Like Me

Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

By Tim Wise

Soft Skull Press, Paperback, 9781933368993, 176pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2007


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.