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White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

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With a new preface and updated chapters, "White Like Me" is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the ... Show synopsis

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Self-aware analysis

by dorse on Sep 4, 2010

Wise deconstructs the ?automatic? perquisites of white privilege and recounts the kinds of resistance and denial he has encountered in his mission to raise the consciousness of white America regarding the stacked deck that makes prejudice so thoughtlessly easy and thereby furthering the reign of white supremacist ?logic.? The relationship to U.S. foreign policy is, to me, inescapable; thus it is a significant part of the construction of American exceptionalism that argues, for example, we believe in private rights and religious freedom but you can?t build that religious center on property that you own, or that seems to argue that you can not call it anti-(whoever) just because we kill those people in the name of freedom and decency.

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