White Like Me

  • by Tim Wise
  • Narrated by Tim Wise
  • 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere.
Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are "white like him". He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so. Using anecdotes instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once listenable and yet scholarly, analytical and yet accessible.


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Customer Reviews

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I can breathe better

Most important book I have read besides Malcolm X and MLK. It provided a solid stance against racism from a white privilege side. Being a black man, this work of Wise it more dynamic and density
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- Travis

Great writing made even better as an audible book

Time Wise's writing is excellent and it's only improved with his narrative of this audible book. His story is relevant and interesting and accessible to readers and listeners. While the topic is sometimes intimidating, Tim's prose and perspective makes it a pleasure to read.
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- Ash

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2016
  • Publisher: Audiobooks.com Publishing