White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise

White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son  by Tim Wise

I read the first half of this book for school. My school has a race unit and it starts off with white identity development. Because part of racism is the lack of white awareness of the issues of racism. Through a positive white identity a white person can become aware of the issues that faces a person of color and then build from there. This book does a great job of introducing and explaining this concept. Through his own experiences Tim Wise narrates his white identity development and through antecedents shares his success and failures in this process. It has its lagging moments but overall it is a reality fast read, although it is deep, which slows it down in another way. I enjoyed becoming aware of this and would recommend this to anyone learning about or willing to learn about race and racism (although this is written for white identity development, people of color could also find useful and pertinent knowledge from it too).

 

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