DISPATCHES FROM THE RACE WAR BY TIM WISE
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Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, "A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown," is among the nation's most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences throughout North America, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of conferences, and to community groups across the nation about methods for dismantling racism.
Wise's antiracism work traces back to his days as a college activist in the 1980s, fighting for divestment from (and economic sanctions against) apartheid South Africa. After graduation, he threw himself into social justice efforts full-time, as a Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism: the largest of the many groups organized in the early 1990s to defeat the political candidacies of white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. From there, he became a community organizer in New Orleans' public housing, and a policy analyst for a children's advocacy group focused on combatting poverty and economic inequity. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Smith College School of Social Work, in Northampton, MA., and from 1999-2003 was an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute in Nashville, TN.
Wise is the author of seven previous books, including Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America and has been featured in several documentaries, including "The Great White Hoax: Donald Trump and the Politics of Race and Class in America," and "White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America." Wise is one of five persons--including President Barack Obama--interviewed for a video exhibition on race relations in America, featured at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC.
His media presence includes dozens of appearances on CNN, MSNBC and NPR, feature interviews on ABC's 20/20 and CBS's 48 Hours, as well as videos posted on YouTube, Facebook and other social media platforms that have received over 20 million views. His podcast, "Speak Out with Tim Wise," features bi-weekly interviews with activists, scholars and artists about movement building and strategies for social change.
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*This is Tim Wise's first book in years, and he will promote it in every way possible. When he's not out giving book talks, Tim invests extensively in keeping in touch with his hundreds of thousands of followers via Twitter, Facebook and Medium.com. Tim's audience is excited for a book!
*Tim Wise's dedicated Twitter following is up to 127.6K followers and he is active on a daily basis.
*Race continues to be a defining flashpoint in America. Tim is a much respected anti-racist advocate, who speaks about racial conflict by seeking to dismantle white supremacy, white denial, and white privilege from the inside out. This book encapsulates his thinking, views, and vision through concise, easy to understand essays.
*Tim Wise is a regular commentator on MSNBC programs hosted by Rachel Maddow, Chris Hayes, Joy Reid, Lawrence O'Donnell, Chris Matthews and on CNN programs hosted by Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo.
*Tim was recently interviewed on Chelsea Handler's NETFLIX documentary, "Hello Privilege. It's Me, Chelsea."