Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tim Wise speaks on illusions of “post-racial” politics

Tim Wise,, has emerged over the past decade as one of the most eloquent and forceful white people speaking for racial justice. He is the author of five books, including the 2010 Color Blind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity. Wise is a frequent speaker on campuses across the country and a regular commentator in mainstream media, including this interview on Tavis Smileys ...PBS show, Wises other books include: Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama; White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son; Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White; and Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male.A panel after the lecture will feature Austin activists who will respond to Wises remarks and describe local efforts to build a more just society.Donations for this event will benefit 5604 Manor, a progressive community center, The event is sponsored by St. James Episcopal Church, Andrews Presbyterian Church, the University of Texas Division of Diversity and Community Engagement,, Edited & Produced for Austin Indymedia by Jeff Zavala

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