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Published on Feb 27, 2011
Tim Wise, http://www.timwise.org/ , 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 Smiley's ...PBS show, http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/a... . ?
Wise's 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 Wise's remarks and describe local efforts to build a more just society.
?Donations for this event will benefit 5604 Manor, a progressive community center, http://5604manor.org/ .