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White Like Me by Tim Wise
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Feb 23, 09

Read in February, 2009

I am unsure how I feel about this book. Wise makes many strong points on notions of race and anti-racism, but at times I find him to willing to paint white people and the history of whites with the brush of his own ancestors. At times I find him too abrupt and not pragmatic about how race relations need to be improved in our nation.

Too many stories and too much of his own words of wisedom. However, I have many take aways from his book and have found his book as a good tool to critique and check my own behaviors and feelings as a white American working in a predominately African-American community. With that said, it's not bible to race relations, anti-racism, or any other theme, but it has some food-for-thought, especially for those not familiar but interested in learning more about anti-racism.

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