Tim Wise

Tim Wise is the author of seven books, including his highly-acclaimed memoir, White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son, as well as Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority, and his latest Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America. Wise’s antiracism work traces back to his days as a college activist in the 1980s, fighting for divestment from (and economic sanctions against) apartheid in South Africa.

After college Wise worked as Youth Coordinator and Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, the largest of the many groups organized in the early 1990s to defeat the political candidacies of white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. He has served as a community organizer, academic teacher and advisor, and is the featured speaker on dozens of appearances on CNN, MSNBC and NPR.