Courtesy of the Angry Indian, who featured this on his website last week, here is a ten minute excerpt from a lecture given earlier this year by Tim Wise, author of “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.” The lecture was aptly titled The Pathology of Privilege: Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality.
From the Producers: “For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege.
In this spellbinding lecture, the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son offers a unique, inside-out view of race and racism in America.
Expertly overcoming the defensiveness that often surrounds these issues, Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color, but to white people as well.
This is an invaluable classroom resource: an ideal introduction to the social construction of racial identities, and a critical new tool for exploring the often invoked – but seldom explained – concept of white privilege. ”
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