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Color Blind – Tim Wise to Speak on Campus

By Gustav Hollnagel–
Tim Wise is a renowned anti-racist writer and educator against racial discrimination. He will be on campus on March 29, 2011, to speak about the prevalence of racism in our midst. Due to severe weather changes in February, Tim Wise’s appearance on campus had been delayed until next week.

Wise will mainly address everyday racism and its forms, but also dive into his latest book release “Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity”. “Colorblind” is a continuation of “Between Barack and a Hard Place”, which both explore the contention that Obama’s commitment to overcome racial tension is making it even harder to openly address the issues at hand.

Wise has published three other books, which all show a similar character (“White Like Me”; “Affirmative Action”; Speaking Treason Fluently”). He contributed multiple essays to books and is a feature writer for the Duke University Press. Wise is a lecturer, educator, ambassador, and informer all at once or when it’s needed.

On top of his commitment to raising racial awareness, he has provided anti-racism training to teachers all across the country. He has also conducted training with medical staff, professionals and physicians to offer a solution on how to combat racial inequities in health care.

Come join Tim Wise and your fellow students for a promising presentation in next Tuesday. Time TBA.