White Like me
Part memoir, 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. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefIt's, 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.