In White Like Me, Tim Wise offers a highly personal examination of the ways in which racial privilege shapes the lives of most white Americans, overtly racist or not, to the detriment of people of color, themselves, and society. The book shows the breadth and depth of the phenomenon within institutions such as education, employment, housing, criminal justice, and healthcare. By critically assessing the magnitude of racial privilege and its enormous costs, Wise provides a rich memoir that will inspire activists, educators, or anyone interested in understanding the way that race continues to shape the experiences of people in the U.S. Using stories instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and scholarly, analytical and accessible.
Two discussion sessions open to everyone in the IU Northwest community will be held in the Library Conference Center Room 110 on two dates:
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, November 19, 2009 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.
Thank you to the members of the selection committee:
Tim Sutherland, Pat Buckler,
Cynthia O'Dell, Ana Osan, Anne Balay, Latrice Booker, Richard Hug, M. Thandabantu Iverson, Karl Nelson, and Susan Zinner.
Have a great read!
Please direct questions to
the Office of Academic Affairs,
the IU Northwest Library,
the English Department.