Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an

Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male In this highly anticipated follow up to White Like Me Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, activist Tim Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States, and the ways in which white Americans reap enormous privileges from it The essays included in this collection span the last ten years of Wise


About the Author: Tim Wise

Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti racist writers and activists in the U.S., and has been called the foremost white anti racist intellectual in the nation, having spoken in 46 states, and on over 300 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford, Cal Tech and the Law Schools at Yale, Columbia, Michigan, and Vanderbilt.From 1999 to 2003, Wise served as an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute and in the early 90s was Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism the group credited by many with the political defeat of white nationalist, David Duke His anti racism efforts have been termed revolutionary by NYU professor and award winning author, Robin D.G Kelley, and have also earned praise from such noted race scholars as Michael Eric Dyson, Kimberl Crenshaw, Derrick Bell, Joe Feagin, Lani Guinier, and Richard Delgado.Tim Wise is now the Director of the newly formed Association for White Anti Racist Education AWARE in Nashville, Tennessee He lectures across the country about the need to combat institutional racism, gender bias, and the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S Wise has been called a leftist extremist by David Duke, deceptively Aryan looking by a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and the Uncle Tom of the white race, by right wing author, Dinesh D Souza Whatever else can be said about him, his ability to make the right kind of enemies seems unquestioned.Wise is a featured columnist with the ZNet Commentary program a web service that disseminates essays by prominent progressive and radical activists and educators His writings are taught at hundreds of colleges and have appeared in dozens of popular and professional journals Wise serves as the Race and Ethnicity Editor for LIP Magazine, and articles about his work have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle.He has contributed to three recent anthologiesWhen Race Becomes Real Black and White Writers Confront Their Personal Histories Chicago Review Press, Jan 2004 Should America Pay HarperAmistad, 2003 , a compilation of essays concerning slavery and its aftermath and The Power of Non Violence Beacon Press, 2002.



10 thoughts on “Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections from an Angry White Male

  1. Lauren Lauren says:

    So it took me a few weeks to get through Tim Wise s latest book While I generally hang on every word he types, I found that 359 pages of anti racist essays can become heavy on one s heart He maintain a tone of righteous indignation for all 359


  2. Sarah Sarah says:

    while reading i m not super into the way that he ridicules people who hold admittedly ignorant points of view it s not constructive there s no call to be rude i mean, of course, rudeness is totally provoked, but it s not ultimately constructive what


  3. Ben Ben says:

    I thought this book was amazing, which both thrills and troubles me My initial AND ultimate reactions to Wise s passionate assessments of racism in American culture is ultimately pride and inspiration As a man married to a black woman with two mixed childre


  4. Faith Reidenbach Faith Reidenbach says:

    This is a collection of Wise s speeches essays from 2000 to May 2008 I was able to read only a few in the 14 days the library allowed me, but I ve read enough to know I m going to buy the book and readAnd keep it on the shelf as a reference It helped me articulate


  5. Chris Chris says:

    great book of essays on racism style was debunking common white arguments against racism thnks like why dont we have a national association for advancement of white people Answer we do it is called ocngress then he backs up the response as a white man who has benefited f


  6. Beth Beth says:

    More great stuff from Wise Essays written from 2000 to 2008, all relevant right now and into the future His humor makes the hard, bitter facts easier to face up to somehow He wants white people to face racism and then do something about it, and he won t take any excuses He live


  7. maddi1134 maddi1134 says:

    It took me a year and a half to read this book because if you read it straight through, it becomes dreadfully repetitive Great arguments and perspectives, though I was disappointed to see no sources at the end since so many of his articles strengths were in there stats.Overall good di


  8. Paige S Paige S says:

    I read Tim Wise s White Like Me in grad school and after meeting him in Nashville after a speaking engagement where we had a really awesome 30 minute dialogue, picked up Speaking Treason Fluently but never got to it until last year It s a collection of essays from 2000 to 2008 so it can be a


  9. Tim Tim says:

    I will keep my first review below for posterity, but I feel compelled to re write my review in the light of recent circumstances Sometimes you never know how much a book wil impact you upon first reading Sometimes you don t even know how much it has changed you until you ve given it s message time


  10. Clyde Burch Clyde Burch says:

    Excellent Read.Hopefully these articles can become supplemental material in American History and Africa American History Study Classes that are being formulated and taught in our high schools and universities across the country.


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