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Lakeside Redemption era with Obama s presidential victory or celebrated the idea that the man had transcended race this book isssential reading to In Pursuit of a Princess explore the troubling thought process behind those inaccurate assertions Systemic racism is notradicated by the Second Time Loving election of one black man to the US presidency it is merely one of many signs of progress that we should celebrate with caution lest Obama become a yardstick by which all people of color come to be judged At 150 pages this is a uick but important read for all white Americans Tim Wise gets it He not only recognizes there are than one point of view of the United States but that those points of view create several different realities of life in the United States of America These different realities are parallel universes and all is not well in all of them Barack Obama slection to the highest office in the nation does not signify the nd of racism and its associated ills in the United States but rather may be used by some to postpone facing and slaying the dragons of bias and preference that are still alive and well He addresses the issues covered in the media and as the late radio commentator Paul Harvey used to say he tells the rest of the story He brings to light some of the stories about the hurricane Katrina disaster that no mainstream media dared to touch present day racists shooting at African Americans for fun and he reveals some of their hateful internet postings bragging about their murderous deeds He calls it like it is Fantastic Book It choed many of things I was thinking and the frustrations I had during the political season I I Dark Awakening encourageveryone to read this liberals conservatives progressives traditionalists white people of color Hawks Way (Hawks Way etcTim Wise constructs two concise and forceful arguments pertaining the Call for White Responsibility First Wise discusses the denial of racism in the current age Second Wise discusses the need for white Americans to confront attack and reverse the impact of white privilegeThis is a great analysis of the 2008lection seaso The book is about ten years old and thus dated on some matters written in 2009 The book falls out in two chapters the first on white denial and the second on white responsibility The story Wise tells is disheartening at many levels On the one hand no one Family Men escapes Wise s criticism or condemnation whether white folks or President Obama No one seemsngaged Creative Participation enough activenough attempting Sabina Spielrein enough to satisfy Wise s righteous indignation or imperative The alarmism going to all the highest and most hurtfulxamples and indices to the point of nearly Cognitive Radio Networks expounding a white conspiracy theory makes Wise s criteria an impossible standard Even the author s chapter on white responsibility where he brings out suggestions for remediating the situation is a mixed bag some useful others impracticable On the other hand the author doesxpose the numerous ways we delude ourselves and sociallyeconomically harm others Overall it was an okay read but there s got to be a better way to Personnel Management in Government explain the circumstances and map out the resolution than by high brow self righteous remonstrations I ve been so frustrated with all the talk about how we re now in a post racialra This little volume puts to words what I ve been feeling about that and in a much better way than I Out of This World ever could It packs so much into such a little book that I can only skim the surface here Wise providesxcellent analysis of where we ve been and where we are with regard to racism in the US He focuses on a concept of The Time It Never Rained enlightenedxceptionalism in which white people will accept people of color if they are viewed as The Child of the Soul and Other Stories exceptional ie whites view them asxceptions and they don t make white people feel bad about racism In our suppos. Race is and always has been an Childrens Phantasies explosive issue in the United States In this timely new book Tim Wisexplores how Barack Obama’s mergence as a political force is taking the race debate to new levels According to Wise for many white people Obama’s rise signifies the nd of racism as a pervasive social force; they point to Obama not only as a validation of the American ideology that anyone can make it if they work *Hard But Also As *but also as The Soviet Union example of how institutional barriers against people of color have all but vanished But is this true And does a reinforced white belief in color blind meritocracy potentially make it harder to address ongoing institutional racism After all in housingmployment the justice system and Gods and Heroes education thevidence is clear white privilege and discrimination against people of color are still operative and actively thwarting opportunities despite the success of individuals like ObamaIs black success making it harder for whites to see the problem of racism thereby further straining race relations or will it challenge anti black stereotypes to such an xtent that racism will diminish and rac. ,
review Between Barack and a Hard Place Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama City Lights Open MediaEdly post racial society people who us that racism still xists on a massive scale are seen as party pooping liars my words Wise reminds us that racism hasn t disappeared it s just become sophisticatedOne of my favorite sections Whites must learn to listen to and believe what people of color say about racism No Beast So Fierce especially in their own lives And not just those persons of color who reassure us of how wonderful our nation is or who make us feel good as is the case apparently with Obama but black and brown folks who have no desire to soft pedal the truth for whatever purposes personal or political Read it I give this book 3 stars it was pretty good Mr Wise sparked several uestions and thoughts about Barack Obama s presidential victory compared to the state of race relations in America The author wrote a short book I was able to read in one sitting Injoyed both ssays contained in its 150 pages The first Barack Obama white denial and the reality of racism asked the uestion If we have an lected African American president then can we consider racism and outdated idea Did America move beyond its racial dividing line Mr Wise suggests that we have Last Chance Bride eliminated racism only upgraded from racism 10 to racism 20 The 10 version if full of overt racial aggressionxamples likes of Jim Crow south and segregation come to mind The 20 version is passive aggressive racial responses like good ol boy networks that stop promotion ability of minorities and good black versus bad black cognitive division Version 20 says that we can have a successful African Am I was uite happy when this book popped up on my paperbackswap wish list I started reading it fairly soon after receiving it in the mail stealing a few minutes here and there to read often on the walk to work Then the train trip to Kalamazoo for our fall OMA meeting afforded me the chance to plunge through the rest of the book fighting back tears in the Kalamazoo train station as I waited for Debbie to pick me up as I read about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and finished the bookAs always I found Tim Wise s writing to be insightful and incredibly informative I had really been yearning for Wise s analysis of the racial issues surrounding Obama s lection and it was wonderful to have Wise not just validate all my *Uncomfortableness With Some Of The *with some of the crap people kept saying by laying those same issues out but to have him really dig deep into xactly what made them so awful and wrongAt times it felt like I was bookmarking Lawman Lover (Outlaws, every other page and many uotes theories and anecdotes made their way into my conversations in the following weeks I could go on and on about why I find the writings of this white anti racism activist refreshing but instead I filled my reading journal with a list of page references to uotes and arguments that I wanted to be able to refer back to Normally I just write thentire uotes But with this book There were too many and too long and it would have taken an age Though I do want to record this one uote which is a lovely statement on the book as a whole I have come to realize something namely City Girl in Training even with Barack Obama as the forty fourth president of the United States we will still need a back up plan For Obama cannot be relied upon any so than any other president or national leader to shepherd our nation out of the wilderness of racism and ineuality The job is too great and the single solitary man too small for such anffort Which is to say that if we want the job done right we re going to have to do it ourselves all of us A fantastic book Published 10 years ago and still so poignant and sad to read considering who our president is nowGreat insight into white denial post Katrina racial ineuality antiracism and the false narrative of transcending race Highly highly recommend adding this to. E relations improve Will blacks in power continue to be seen as an “exception” in white Mystery at Kittiwake Bay eyes Is Obama “acceptable” because he seems “different from most blacks” who are still viewed too often as the dangerous and inferior “other”From the Civil Rights struggle to Dr King's dream to Barack Obama'slection Tim Wise provides us with an Dangerous Waters (Cold Case Files extremely important and timely analysis of the increasing complexity of race on the American political and social landscape Between Barack and a Hard Place Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama provides an insightful and much needed lens through which we can begin to navigate this current stage in our ongoing uest for a inclusive definition of who we are as a nation It's definitely a book for these times Danny GloverTim Wise has looked behind the curtain In Between Barack and a Hard Place hexplores the real issues of race in the Obama campaign and incoming presidency issues that the mainstream media has chosen to ignore His book debunks any notion that the United States has ntered a post racial period; instead he identifies the problems that merge in the con. Your TBR This brief book two ssays is something I would recommend to any reader who wishes to understand issues of racism in today s world One need only look at the badly spelled signs at Tea Party rallies and Arizona s SB 1070 to know that racism is unfortunately alive and well in the USA ven as some pundits argue that President Obama s An Italian Education election proved its demiseTim Wisexamines racism an institutionalized matter and bigotry an individualized matter not only from historical attitudes but also from the perspective of xceptionalism He has facts and figures to back up his opinions and addresses *What Needs To Happen In Order For Our Culture To *needs to happen in order for our culture to get past the idea that skin color is some kind of valuationIn my opinion this is a must read for veryone I am vehemently anti racist and still found some matters in this book via which my assumptions were challenged Not to be missed Wise s short book reads like an old school polemic Thomas Paine s Common Sense for the 21st century A post racial United States is an imagined country Adam Bradley The Washington PostWise a white anti racism activist and scholar and author of White Like Me pushes plenty of buttons in this methodical breakdown of racism s place in the wake of Barack Obama s victory In the first of two ssays the author obliterates the canard of the US as a post racial society bigotry and insititutionalized discrimination he contends have simply morphed into Racism 20 in which successful minorities are celebrated as having transcended their blackness in some way
while racial disparities racial disparities mployment and income housing Daddy Wanted education and other areas persist Obama has become an amiable sitcom dad like Bill Cosby putting whites atase by speaking looking and acting a certain way not to mention avoiding discussion of race In his second incendiary Forbidden Stranger essay Wise concludes that whites must take responsibility for racism What the majority of whites fail to grasp he says is that they continue to benefit from a system ofntrenched privileges centuries in the making and that racism remains a serious obstacle for millions of African Americans There s no sugar coating here for whites nor are there any news flashes for Americans of color but Wise bravely Snowy River Man enumerates the unpalatable truths of a nation still struggling to understand its legacy of racist oppression Publishers WeeklyFrom income and jobs housingducation criminal justice and healthcare Wise masterfully demonstrates the continuing disparities between black and white America He notes the absence of these issues in the Obama Biden campaign or the attempt to read structural ineualities through a race free lens called CLASS At Night Moves (Harlequin Blaze every step Wise absolves the Obama campaign of responsibility for their less than candid approach to racial issues saying that campaign strategists confronted the reality of white racism by side stepping the issue Wise s book provides welcome relief to the obnoxious self congratulation that followed Obama slection to the presidency Jillian McLaughlin KosmopolitanThe punning title of his book Between Barack and a Hard Place belies the sobering material within Wise paints a stark picture of racial ineuality in the United States today Wise s short book reads like an old school polemic Thomas Paine s Common Sense for the 21st century A post racial United States is an imagined country Adam Bradley The Washington PostTim Wise a long time anti racist activist has just finished a very timely book that warns against becoming comfortable with racism while we are distracted by Obama s Les brumes d'avalon : roman election Between Barack and a Hard Place Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama continues thexcellent work around the issue of white privilege that Wise has pounded home in his books articles and public talks across the country Jeff Smith Media Mouse. Text of the victory of a black presidential candidate who chose to run an Malakai (Wicked Games, essentially non racial campaign With this book Wise hits the bull'sye Bill FletcherWise outlineshow racism and white privilege have morphed to fit the modern social landscape In prose that reads like his lightening rod speeches he draws from a long list of high profile campaign The Carpenters Wife and Heart of Stone examples to define what he calls 'Racism 20' a insidious form of racism that actually allows for and celebrates the achievements of individual people of color because they're seen as thexceptions not the rules Jamilah King ColorlinesThis book makes an intriguing argument and is packed with insight Wise clearly Celtic Fire (Rogue Angel, explains the complexity of institutional racism in contemporary society He continuously reminds the reader that Obama's victory may signal thentrenchment of a complicated subtle and insidious form of racism The jury is still out Jeff Torlina Multicultural ReviewTim Wise is among the most prominent antiracist writers and activists in the US and has appeared on ABC's 2020 and MSNBC Live His previous books include Speaking Treason Fluently and White Like Me.