White Like Me Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise

Not only a vivid lecturer. Wise has shared his knowledge and literally trained hundreds of teachers, police, employees and persons connected with non profit organizations. A prolific writer, Wise came up with his first comprehensive book against racism, namely White Like Me: Reflections on Race From a Privileged Son in the year 2004. The book published from the Soft Skull Press, immediately attracted public attention and that from experts and commons alike. Before moving into the detailed review of the aforementioned book it would be wise to consider the views of Wise against racism in America in a nutshell. In the briefest possible way, Wise considers that racism one of the most ancient of the practises in America is an institutionalised affair. The virus of racism that is no short f any evil had been carried from the past and the society still rills under those past mal practises. This has resulted in the discrimination based on racial background in the modern day USA. Wise’s argument against racism is not a one-way ticket and that reflects when in general he agrees with the fact that such discrimination at individual level is much less nowadays than what was in the past. However his concern for this burning matter that is a disturbing question to the politicians and commons alike is that he profoundly feels that racism in America is institutionalised and all the efforts that are directed towards making America a country free of racism and a country fostering non biased policies, eventually ends up strengthening the racial discrimination in this very land. White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son by Tim Wise might sound narcissistic and offensive at times to the reader. As he narrates walking down the memory lane about the privileges and the special belongings that whites have enjoyed owing to their color and race over the so called people of different colors and origins, he carefully illustrates the supports and resistance to those privileges that came from different people belonging to the same so called white race. This white’s advantage over the other castes received great animosity from Wise as he extended his thoughtful advice to the people belonging to his own class to renounce the much-cherished advantages that they enjoy as a class of majority in no time. The uniqueness of Timothy Jacob Wise gets reflected here when he warns his own breeds about the grave danger that might awaits them if they still holds to those foolish privileges that once vested upon themselves. A remedy from this disease of whiteness that Wise calls for and that he believes on one hand will eradicate racism from America and on the other will save the skin of those white inhumans who still consider themselves superior than their darker counter part only in terms of their brighter color. (Wise 150) Wise is no short of courage when he accepts that as an American born and having a white color has helped him immensely through out his voyage of life so far. His claims are all well backed with examples and that certainly proves that Wise not only walked through the events that life presented to him but he took a keen observation of those events and that helped him to realise what equality of race is all about in America. Wise mentions that being a white, in his youth he managed to be a part of the Tulane University and came across far less resistance while going through his activities that are profoundly meant against racism (An act of the majority). The way that Wise