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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 11:56 AM
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Tim Wise: anti-racist educator.
Bookmark this guy. Read and listen to and disseminate this guy's messages.

" . . . Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States, and has been called, One of the most brilliant, articulate and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation,

. . . Wise is the author of five books, including White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son; Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male; Between Barack and a Hard Place: Race and Whiteness in the Age of Obama, and his latest, Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity.

. . . Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and has conducted trainings with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. He has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions, and has served as a consultant for plaintiffs attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State. . . "

Take a look at some of his essays: /

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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:50 PM
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1. He certainly has a perspective...but I am not sure that advocating white privledge exists is the
same as be anti-racist. Lots of subtleties there,not to mention code words.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-12-10 12:09 AM
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2. i'm not following you.
Getting people to recognize their "white privilege" is a first step for many to understand the inherent racism that exists in this country. To say you're "not racist" because you're not ACTIVELY racist, does not mean you're not reaping the benefits of a racist society.

He's pretty well respected as being one the foremost anti-racist (white) speakers out there.
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