Tuesday, April 22, 2015
Tim Wise gave an inspiring presentation during assembly, followed by a lunch-time Q&A with students, and an after-school session with faculty and staff. Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Wise, who was named one of "25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World," by Utne Reader in 2010, has spoken widely in the U.S. and internationally on issues of white privilege, comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market. Hosts: POSOC, Diversity Council, and MAPA Parent Ed.
Wise is the author of six books, including the memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son
; an academic volume on affirmative action, Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White
; an essay collection, Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male
; two books on race and racism in the Obama era, Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama
and Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity
; and the latest, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority
, which examines rising white anxiety in an increasingly multicultural nation. His next book, The Culture of Cruelty: How America’s Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future
, will be released this fall.
Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and has conducted trainings with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. He has also trained corporate, government, entertainment, military and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions, and has served as a consultant for plaintiff's attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.