Introducing Tim Wise

Tim Wise-photoTim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Wise has spoken in all 50 states, on over 800 college and high school campuses, and to community groups across the nation.

He has also lectured internationally in Canada and Bermuda on issues of comparative racism, race and education, racism and religion, and racism in the labor market.

Wise is the author of six books, including his latest, Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority (City Lights Books);his highly acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son (recently updated and re-released by Soft Skull Press); Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male; 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.

His forthcoming book, The Culture of Cruelty:How America’s Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future, will be released in Fall 2013.

Wise has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs, is a regular contributor to discussions about race on CNN, and has been featured on ABC’s 20/20.

He has been featured in several documentary films, including “Vocabulary of Change,” a public dialogue with legendary activist and scholar, Angela Davis; “Race 2012,” a PBS special on race and politics in America; “Who is Black in America?,” a CNN special with Soledad O’Brian; two World Trust documentaries, “Making Whiteness Visible” and “Cracking the Codes.”

White Like Me,” a feature-length documentary film exploring Wise’s personal biography and political analysis, produced by the Media Education Foundation, is scheduled for release in June 2013.


Fall Diversity Dialogue Featuring Tim Wise

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Campus Cinema, Witherspoon Student Center

6:30 PM


Open to all students, faculty, staff and the general public

Tickets for the event will be available from the Computer Connections Desk of the University Bookstore (Harrelson Hall)  beginning on Wednesday, October 2, 1013.  Tickets allow for priority seating beginning at 6:00 PM.  Individuals without tickets will be seated last.


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