Colorblind by Tim Wise
The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity (City Lights Open Media)

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"It's a great book. I highly, highly, highly recommend it." --Tavis Smiley

In this powerful follow-up to Between Barack and a Hard Place, Tim Wise argues against “colorblindness” and for a deeper color-consciousness in both public and private practice. We can only begin to move toward authentic social and economic equity through what Wise calls "illuminated individualism"—acknowledging the diverse identities that have shaped our perceptions, and the role that race continues to play in the maintenance of disparities between whites and people of color in the United States today. This is the first book to discuss the pitfalls of “colorblindness” in the Obama era.
 

About Tim Wise

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Wise was the 2008 Oliver L. Brown Distinguished Visiting Scholar for Diversity Issues at Washburn University. Wise tours constantly and delivers dozens of lectures each year. He is regularly sought for interviews and has been on 20/20, Paula Zahn, NOW with Bill Moyers, MSNBC, and Donahue. His previous books include Between Barack and a Hard Place and White Like Me.
 
Published June 1, 2010 by City Lights Publishers. 219 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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By avoiding the subject, Wise asserts, the Obama administration only succeeds in "taking antiracism off the table, while leaving racism — in both its institutional and interpersonal forms — dangerously in place.” Wise explains why racial disparities cannot be addressed without giving specific at...

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