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Tim Wise

Timothy Jacob "Tim" Wise (born October 4, 1968) is an American anti-racism activist and writer. Since 1995, he has given speeches at over 600 college campuses across the U.S. He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling white racism in their institutions. His paternal grandfather was Jewish (of Russian origin), while the rest of his ancestry is northern European, including some Scottish.

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  • Wise started his work as an anti-racism activist after receiving training from the New Orleans-based People's Institute for Survival and Beyond.


    1990


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  • Wise began his anti-racism work first as a youth coordinator, and then associate director, of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, the largest of the various organizations founded for the purpose of defeating political candidate, David Duke, when Duke ran for U.S. Senate and Governor of Louisiana in 1990 and 1991, respectively.


    1990


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  • In 1995, Wise began lecturing around the country on the issues of racism, criticizing white privilege (his own, included) and proposing his solutions. The following year, he returned to his hometown Nashville, and he continued his work around the US, gaining a national reputation for his work in defense of affirmative action.


    1995


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  • Tweeted in regards to conservative politician Roy Moore: "If white people elect Roy Moore in Alabama, no decent human being should ever spend another dime in that state, unless it is with a black owned business, or the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum. If Moore wins, it's time to destroy white Alabama like we should have 150 years ago"


    2017.10.28


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  • Wrote a book titled "White Like Me" without mentioning he is Jewish. The book is described as follows: "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son is a book by activist and writer Tim Wise. It is a personal account examining white privilege and his conception of racism in American society through his experiences with his family and in his community."



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