Activist and writer Tim Wise, now in his 50s, has lectured on race for many years. In Dispatches from the Race War, a collection of essays written from 2008 to the present, he shares some of the clearest, most honest thinking about racism, inequality, and white privilege that you are ever likely to hear from a white man ... With compassion, intelligence, and—yes—sometimes anger, Wise raises questions unlikely to occur to most privileged whites ... In more than four dozen essays, he offers fresh insights on events of the Obama and Trump years ... Wise aims to strengthen the knowledge of whites already committed to racial justice and to help others resist uninformed arguments ... A challenging read that illuminates harsh truths of our time.
A White social justice advocate clearly shows how racism is America's core crisis. Educator and activist Wise collects more than 50 of his hard-hitting essays from 2008 to the present, most previously published online, that address racism, inequality, and injustice ... Asserting, with ample evidence, that 'post-raciality is a fantasy,' Wise comments on a host of events that bear witness to pervasive racism ... A trenchant assessment of our nation’s ills.
Educator and public speaker Wise (White Lies Matter) examines white privilege and systemic racial inequality in this collection of previously published essays dating back to 2008. Even the older pieces [...] have a deep relevance for today ... In some pieces, Wise is more provoking than persuasive ... Still, he offers sound advice on how to promote antiracism ... The result is a bracing call to action in a moment of social unrest.