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12-06- 14 In Conversation with Tim Wise

In Conversation with Tim J. Wise
Anti- Racism Activist Essayist, Educator & Advocate

Books include, “White Like Me”; “Speaking Treason Fluently”; “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son'; Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority; "Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

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Comment by Janice on December 4, 2014 at 11:09pm
"White Rage UnHinged"
OUR COMMON GROUND with Janice Graham

In Conversation with Tim J. Wise
Anti- Racism Activist Essayist, Educator & Advocate

Books include, “White Like Me”; “Speaking Treason Fluently”; “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son'; Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority; "Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

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"And the fact that white people don’t know this history, have never been required to learn it, and can be considered even remotely informed citizens without knowing it, explains a lot about what’s wrong with America. Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. They especially and quite obviously have to know what scares us, what triggers the reptilian part of our brains and convinces us that they intend to do us harm. Meanwhile, we need know nothing whatsoever about them. We don’t have to know their history, their experiences, their hopes and dreams, or their fears. And we can go right on being oblivious to all that without consequence. It won’t be on the test, so to speak."
- Tim Wise, 'Most White Americans are ‘Completely Oblivious’


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