Tim Wise on White Privilege
Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality
For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying college campuses with his impassioned and deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege. In this spellbinding lecture, the author of the bestselling White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
offers a powerful inside-out look at race and racism in America, surveying the damage white privilege has done not only to people of color, but to white people themselves. The result is a vivid and accessible introduction to the social construction of racial identities, and a critical new educational tool for exploring the often invoked, but seldom explained, concept of white privilege.
Sections: Introduction | The Erasure of Politics & Culture | White Denial | Unburdened by Race | The Creation of Whiteness: How Race Was Used to Hide Class | Privilege & Pathology | Guilt & Responsibility
Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the US. He has spoken to over 300,000 people in 48 states and on more than 350 college campuses. Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers, physicians, medical industry professionals, and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions. Wise served as adjunct faculty member of the School of Social Work at Smith College, where he taught a Master's level class on Racism in the US. Wise also serves as the Race and Ethnicity Editor for LIP Magazine
Producer & Editor: Sut Jhally
Additional Editing: Jason Young
Camera: David Rabinovitz
Additional Camera: Andrew Killoy, Christian Miess, Jason Young
Production Assistant: Madeeha Channah
Praise for Tim Wise
"Tim Wise is one of the most brilliant, articulate, and courageous critics of white privilege in the nation. He is a national treasure."
- Michael Eric Dyson
"Tim Wise is one of the few people, along with perhaps Frederick Douglass, who has ever really spoken honestly and forcefully to white people about themselves."
- Charles Ogletree | Professor Law at Harvard Law School | Director of Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice
"[Wise's] work is revolutionary, and those who react negatively are simply afraid of hearing the truth."
- Robin D.G. Kelley | Professor of History at the University of Southern California | Author of Race Rebels
Praise for the Film