Dear White America

Dear White America
Letter to a New Minority

"Tim Wise interviewed on MSNBC's All in With Chris Hayes"
Jun 26, 2014

On the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, Tim Wise (author of, most recently, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority) discusses the realities of cross-racial organizing, along with panelist Melissa Harris-Perry.

- Tim Wise,

Book News

"Wise, an educator and racial justice advocate, presents an analysis of race relations and ideology in the contemporary US, as a letter addressed to its 200 million white citizens. As demographic trends portend a more colorful United States, and as its first black president begins a second term, Wise confronts the white fear of losing cultural hegemony, on the one hand, and the politics of resentment that has been both a real and contrived source of right-wing power in national politics. The book is aimed at a reasonable audience who may describe themselves as 'not a racist,' but whose assumptions about race and social power make them underestimate or misrecognize racism's persistence in the US. There are notes and citations in the end, but no index."

"Tim Wise on W. Kamau Bell's show Totally Biased"
Sep 25, 2013

Tim Wise discusses white privilege on Totally Biased on the FX Network. 

- W. Kamau Bell, Totally Biased

"The Victims and Beneficiaries of 'Stand Your Ground' Laws"
Mar 25, 2012

Tim Wise, joins Rev. Al Sharpton, and others discussing the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the "Stand Your Ground" law that allowed his shooter, George Zimmerman, to claim self-defense.

- Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

Tim Wise discusses race, nostalgia, and
Mar 25, 2012

Tim Wise, author of Dear White America: Letters to a New Minority, and panel discussing race, nostalgia and  "Mad Men".

- Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC

Fellowship Magazine

"The leading white anti-racist commentator in the United States, Wise has long been renowned in academic and activist circles for his nuanced yet pointed indictments of white supremacy's grip on our nation. In this pithy, almost-pocket-sized book, the popular notion that Barack Obama’s election as president is evidence of a 'post-racial' United States is dissected and disrupted. In fact — as Wise points out many months in advance of the November election — an increasingly multiracial country that may have led many whites to have 'discovered our inner libertarian, and decided that government intervention was bad' was evidence of both a diversifying electorate and one in which race is still a critical indicator."

Tim Wise on Truthout
Mar 2, 2012

Tim Wise, author of Dear White America: Letters to a New Minority, discusses white resentment in a multiracial society with Mark Karlin on Truthout.

- Mark Karlin, Truthout

"Opinion: Tim Wise: What is post-racial? Reflections on denial and reality"
Jan 31, 2012

Tim Wise, author of Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, discusses the meaning of "post-racial" in America today.

- Tim Wise,

"White Male Priviledge: Flying Beneath the Radar"
Jan 30, 2012

Tim Wise discusses his account of dodging a speeding ticket presumably because of his race. "As I looked into the passenger side window of the cruiser, the reason for which it had pulled alongside me became obvious. The officer riding shotgun peered into my window, his hand just above his eyes so as to block the glare of the bright January sun."

- Tim Wise, The Root

ITYC Talks to Tim Wise
Jan 17, 2012

Listen to Tim Wise discuss key themes from his new book, Dear White America, on Is That Your Child.

- Michelle McCrary, Is That Your Child

The Tom Joyner Morning Show Interviews Tim Wise
Jan 30, 2012

Author Tim Wise interviews with the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

- Tim Wise, the Tom Joyner Morning Show

Drums in the Global Village

"In his latest, he cuts to the core of white fears, using his white authority and white privilege to tell other whites that yes, it's time for you to deal with yourselves and the new American reality you now inhabit."

"The foremost white analyst of racism in America never fails to provide fresh takes as he punctures myths and defenses." -- World Wide Work

Tim Wise on Rachel Maddow, 10/21/11 – Discussing Race in the #Occupy Movement
Oct 21, 2011

Tim Wise, author of Dear White America, speaks about race in the Occupy Movement on The Rachel Maddow Show.

- Melissa Harris-Perry, The Rachel Maddow Show

Anti-racist activist Tim Wise
Jun 28, 2010

"Colorblind author weighs in on the ongoing debates over the ideas of a post-racial America and solving racial tension by not talking so much about it."

- Tavis Smiley, Tavis Smiley Show