THE STUDY - Vol.2.2 | Between Barack and a Hard Place
Tim Wise, an anti-racist activist and political thinker has written yet another successful book on the current affairs of African Americans in America. Wise, a white man has opened the doors previously unexplored by people of his persuasion.
Wise uses this short and concise piece to dig into the layers of structural and historical racism in the age of Obama. He poses questions, gives answers and shines a light on issues such as housing, employment, justice and education. These topics have been discussed in great length by hundreds of authors, but where Wise makes a difference is in his ability to link these issues with the age of Colorblindness. These structural and historical issues cannot be solved without a swift philosophy that acknowledges race.
Wise creates a simple book that poses a key fundamental issue. “Is Black success making it harder for Whites to see the problem of racism?”
Wise argues Race relations are being strained by the colorblind outlook. He believes that in the white perspective it is now becoming mainstream to witness Black success and at claim all things are equal when they are not. The White population has crossed the finish line of race relation work and is not looking back to verify its completion.
This short book was a simple read with a strong message.
Has Black Success made it harder for Whites the see the problem of Racism?