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Timothy Jacob Wise is an American activist and writer on the topic of race. Since 1995, he has given speeches at over 600 college campuses across the U.S.
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White Rage
Carol Anderson - 2017-09-05
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From the Civil War to our combustible present, acclaimed historian Carol Anderson reframes our continuing conversation about race, chronicling the powerful forces opposed to black progress in America.As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americ...
Tim Wise
When folk say 'listen to Black women,' it's no joke y'all, and exactly right. As exhibits A-C, the 3 best books written on race/racism in the last several years were written by Black women: White Rage by @ProfCAnderson, Caste by @Isabelwilkerson and now, Mediocre, by @IjeomaOluo      source
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Margari Aziza
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The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America
Ijeoma Oluo - 2020-12-01
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a history of white male America and a scathing indictment of what it has cost us socially, economically, and politicallyAfter the election of Donald Trump, and the escalation of white male rage and increased hostility toward immigrants that came with him, New York Time...
Tim Wise
50 pages in and absolutely loving the newest @IjeomaOluo book, Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America. It brilliantly captures the dangers of this mediocrity (itself a symptom of privilege) for all, including the very white folks it benefits in relative terms      source
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Ibram X. Kendi
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The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson - 2020-08-04
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to ...
Tim Wise
Indeed, I think it's the best book on the thing we call race and racism -- but which, as she notes, is really something else -- I've ever read...      source
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Memoir of a Race Traitor
Fighting Racism in the American South
Mab Segrest - 2019-09-24 (first published in 1994)
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Back in print after more than a decade, the singular chronicle of life at the forefront of antiracist activism, with a new introduction and afterword by the authorIn 1994, Mab Segrest first explained how she had become a woman haunted by the dead. Against a backdrop of nine generations of her familys history, Segrest explored her experiences in the...
Tim Wise
A must read book: one of the most important early influences on me when it came to understanding the concept of antiracist white solidarity...Mab Segrest is one of our most important truth tellers!      source