White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son

I’m doing organizational work today, so in lieu of a “real” post, I’m going to ask you to watch/listen to this lecture by Tim Wise. I think this is an important perspective on US history and society, with implications and applications for other parts of the world as well. Listening to it now, it puts me in mind of a quote from the late Michael Brooks:

Be ruthless with systems, but be kind to people.

I think I struggle with the latter at times, but it’s a good reminder to try to do better.



  1. eastexsteve says

    I enjoyed the lecture, thanks for posting it, he made some great points. If you’re “trying not to be oblivious to other people’s reality” you need to be willing to learn what that reality is.

  2. Alan G. Humphrey says

    Tim Wise is a major influence on my journey to eradicate the racism that I was polluted with in my early life. I had not seen this one, so thank you for this video.

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