11 September 2010
THE COURAGE OF TIM WISE
Mr. Wise, described as an anti-racist, has been at this for a long time with numerous lectures on the subject, conducting training programs at various corporations and non-profit institutions on the insidiousness of racism and how to dismantle it. His goal is a challenging one and based on comments by many who are in denial or politically opposed--an impossible one. What's so inspiring about his life's work is that it hasn't deterred him. Many well known academicians, labor leaders and journalists have praised his work and one of my favorite authors and scholars, Robin D.G. Kelley states, "Wise's work is revolutionary, and those who react negatively are simply afraid of hearing the truth...". I'm interested in your comments after viewing Tim Wise's lecture on his book Color Blind with C-Span Book TV and his overall opinions on white privilege in general.