Speaking Treason Fluently

Speaking Treason Fluently

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In this highly anticipated follow-up to White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son , activist Tim Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States, and the ways in which white Americans reap enormous privileges from it. The essays included in this collection span the last ten years of Wise's writing and cover all the hottest racial topics of the past decade: affirmative action, Hurricane Katrina, racial tension in the wake of the Duke lacrosse scandal, white school shootings, racial profiling, phony racial unity in the wake of 9/11, and the political rise of Barack Obama. Wise's commentaries make forceful yet accessible arguments that serve to counter both white denial and complacency--two of the main obstacles to creating a more racially equitable and just society. Speaking Treason Fluently is a superbly crafted collection of Wise's best work, which reveals the ongoing salience of race in America today and demonstrates that racial privilege is not only a real and persistent problem, but one that ultimately threatens the health and well-being of the entire society.
Publisher: Brooklyn : Soft Skull Press : Distributed by Publishers Group West, c2008.
ISBN: 9781593762070
1593762070
Branch Call Number: 305.8009 WISE T
Characteristics: vii, 359 pages ; 21 cm.

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