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Tim Wise


Tim Wise is one of the most prominent antiracist essayists, educators and activists in the United States. For twenty years he has challenged racial inequities as a community organizer, public speaker, workshop facilitator and writer. He has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people, contributed essays or chapters to more than twenty books, and has appeared regularly on radio and television as a guest commentator on race issues. He is regularly interviewed by national media, including CNN, Tavis Smiley and by Tom Joyner. Author of many books, his most recent titles are Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama and Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity, both published in the Open Media Series by City Lights Books.


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Culture of Cruelty
How America's Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future
Tim Wise
Forthcoming: A scalding indictment of how the wealthy influence the national economy, politics, and media to disadvantage those already less fortunate.



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Dear White America
Letter to a New Minority
Tim Wise
Just out: Wise addresses whites' anxiety about cultural shifts displacing their power and privilege, and offers ideas on how to move forward.



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Colorblind
The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
Tim Wise
How "colorblindness" in policy and personal practice perpetuate racial inequity in the United States today



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Between Barack and a Hard Place
Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama
Tim Wise
How Barack Obama's rise is reshaping the meaning of race in the United States today.