Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male (2020)

Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male Tim Wise Speaking Treason Fluently Anti Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male In this highly anticipated follow up to White Like Me Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son activist Tim Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of dai
  • Title: Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male
  • Author: Tim Wise
  • ISBN: 9781593762070
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback
Speaking Treason Fluently: Anti-Racist Reflections From an Angry White Male Tim Wise In this highly anticipated follow up to White Like Me Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, activist Tim Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States, and the ways in which white Americans reap enormous privileges from it The essays included in this collection span the last ten years of Wise In this highly anticipated follow up to White Like Me Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, activist Tim Wise examines the way in which institutional racism continues to shape the contours of daily life in the United States, and the ways in which white Americans reap enormous privileges from it The essays included in this collection span the last ten years of Wise s writing and cover all the hottest racial topics of the past decade affirmative action, Hurricane Katrina, racial tension in the wake of the Duke lacrosse scandal, white school shootings, racial profiling, phony racial unity in the wake of 9 11, and the political rise of Barack Obama Wise s commentaries make forceful yet accessible arguments that serve to counter both white denial and complacency two of the main obstacles to creating a racially equitable and just society Speaking Treason Fluently is a superbly crafted collection of Wise s best work, which reveals the ongoing salience of race in America today and demonstrates that racial privilege is not only a real and persistent problem, but one that ultimately threatens the health and well being of the entire society.
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  1. Lauren

    So it took me a few weeks to get through Tim Wise s latest book While I generally hang on every word he types, I found that 359 pages of anti racist essays can become heavy on one s heart He maintain a tone of righteous indignation for all 359 pages, which is both a credit to his passion for the subject and a little grating on the nerves I closed the book very glad that I had read it, however he writes on topics as diverse as the presidential race, steroid use in baseball and the unwise adoratio [...]

  2. Sarah

    while reading i m not super into the way that he ridicules people who hold admittedly ignorant points of view it s not constructive there s no call to be rude i mean, of course, rudeness is totally provoked, but it s not ultimately constructive what would be constructive would be some discussion of anti racist education so that such ignorance cannot continueter oh my god i get it already racism is a problem i get it it s illogical true words but you re not going to convince anyone not to be a r [...]

  3. Ben

    I thought this book was amazing, which both thrills and troubles me My initial AND ultimate reactions to Wise s passionate assessments of racism in American culture is ultimately pride and inspiration As a man married to a black woman with two mixed children, I find a comfort knowing that these sentiments are being viciously and vigorously sounded What most impressed me was Wise s ability to use statistical analysis of sociological surveys and polls to lay the indestructible foundation of his an [...]

  4. Faith

    This is a collection of Wise s speeches essays from 2000 to May 2008 I was able to read only a few in the 14 days the library allowed me, but I ve read enough to know I m going to buy the book and read And keep it on the shelf as a reference It helped me articulate what bothers me about the surge of support of the youngish senator from Illinois Obama s rise has owed almost everything to his ability to transcend race, which is really a way of saying his ability to carve out an exception for hims [...]

  5. Chris

    great book of essays on racism style was debunking common white arguments against racism thnks like why dont we have a national association for advancement of white people Answer we do it is called ocngress then he backs up the response as a white man who has benefited from white privilege it was nice to have a primer where I could find out what that really means he did have one or two knee jerk pieces that were unsupported and or not well thought out his brief diatribe against christians I mean [...]

  6. maddi1134

    It took me a year and a half to read this book because if you read it straight through, it becomes dreadfully repetitive Great arguments and perspectives, though I was disappointed to see no sources at the end since so many of his articles strengths were in there stats.Overall good dissection of white people s rationalisations, minimizations, and competing victimisation when it comes to racism.

  7. Beth

    More great stuff from Wise Essays written from 2000 to 2008, all relevant right now and into the future His humor makes the hard, bitter facts easier to face up to somehow He wants white people to face racism and then do something about it, and he won t take any excuses He lives his values, so it s hard to dismiss anything he says not that I would want to as hyperbole or idealistic or too demanding Lots of food for thought here, as well as motivation for action.

  8. Tim

    I will keep my first review below for posterity, but I feel compelled to re write my review in the light of recent circumstances Sometimes you never know how much a book wil impact you upon first reading Sometimes you don t even know how much it has changed you until you ve given it s message time to worm its way into your heart and mind Sometimes even then you don t know it s impact until you find yourself defending the book s prinicples, using the book s arguments and earnestly beleiving that [...]

  9. Robin Diangelo

    Well, by now anyone reading these will have figured out I read books on racism Not just becuase this is my area of study, but also becuase they keep me on my toes and help challenge my white complacency that I already know what I need to know They also reinforce me and help prop me up against the daily resistance I get from other whites These books are a kind of I am not crazy remedy Plus, they make me smarter and then I am effective So, Tim Wise I love his anger And he has an essay in this col [...]

  10. rachelmisfiticus

    I would like to preface this by saying I like Time Wise, but one should space it out a bit with these essays Also this deserves a half star.I would also like to say that I have no idea how to articulate how I felt about this book Basically, Wise s book is a collection of essays and blogs from the past 10 years or so As a result, the book can get a bit redundant in terms of statistics etc It seems as though every two pages Wise is telling me Racism exists And I am thinking No shit Am I not the ta [...]

  11. Pamela Denise

    With incisive wit, a wealth of research, and clear purpose, Tim Wise provides another timeless educational opportunity for allies in anti racism His essays name and repute the many intuitions and objections related to naming and dismantling structural racism and the identity constructs that support its maintenance Speaking Treason Fluently is a call to move beyond paralytic guilt and humane philosophy into action oriented anti racism.

  12. Pam

    I really like his writing style and ideas This book can be a little repetative, since it s from essays written over a period of time, and certain themes reemerge frequentlly He might have written them five years apart, but they re only 5 pages apart in the book, but other than that, it s a great book, lots to think about.

  13. Elise

    This book is incredible For a long time I have struggled with how to respond to others who would say things like, I m so tired of the race card This book is an essential for anyone who desires to be an antiracist ally I was blown away by the statistics and how privileged I am This is a must read.

  14. Elyssa

    This book of essays about racism and the role of white privilege in perpetuating unjust political and power structures is potent My only criticism is that the essasy become repetitive after awhile This book might have worked better if the editing was stronger or if Wise opted to blend the essays into one narrative.

  15. Jennifer

    Only just beginning this powerful look at a book that covers both white denial and complacency Particulary relevant at this time in our country s history when so many view the election of a black bi racial man as transcending race by which we really mean transcending his blackness, as if blackness is something negative, something from which one ought to seek escape, and quickly.

  16. kristyn

    I didn t finish every single essay, though I wanted to, b c I think I had checked this out double time already, and still hadn t gotten there I really appreciate Tim s incisiveness, though, and I felt this was argument and less anger in a helpful way then some of his other ones.

  17. ms byrd

    tim wise has some sharp anti racist inspired critiques, which i appreciated however, the way he reports delivering them to others with condescension and without compassion smacks of the kind of privilege and disdain he purports to want to unearth and eradicate.

  18. Marta

    Because this is a collection of mostly previously published essays, it gets a little repetitive at times he s citing some of the same statistics over and over again and I think there s even a repeat story or two.

  19. Liz S

    highly important, powerful prose.but it s a collection of previously written essays, so it gets really repetitive towards the end.

  20. Katrinka

    Accessible, logical if such a dry term can be used , and compassionate Should be required reading, in schools and beyond.

  21. Erin

    I will finish this because it is my reading group s pick this month Otherwise, Mr Wise would have left my house a while ago Disappointing, as I expected a bit better of him.

  22. Courtney

    A very weak three stars I loved his memoir but this book lacked I understand that it is compiled essays but it was A LOT of repetitive info over and over again I was really disappointed.

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