Between Barack and a Hard Place

Author: Tim Wise
Book: Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama

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Tim Wise argues that the election of Barack Obama says very little about a reduction of racism in America. He says it reinforces the old negative views about the larger black community while carving out exceptions for blacks like Obama. His election may therefore complicate progress against racism. The event was taped in Memphis at the White Privilege Conference, an annual gathering for critical discussions about diversity, racism and combatting oppression. Sponsors of the WPC in 2009 included t…more


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