Handler presses on with more lessons about race, courtesy of a White American scholar, Tim Wise, who has authored books about racism, and is apparently knowledgable enough to thoroughly breakdown the principles of White privilege. Wise explains why White people prefer to downplay the societal bias that consistently works in thei…
I met him once, years ago, 2005 to be precise; and I asked him, “what’s up with you?!???!” And he asked me, “Why do minorities always ask me that, why can’t a white guy just be an anti-racist?”
I was thinking, because it just seems odd for a white man who reaps so many benefits from white privilege, to speak out against it. He never really answered my question. But then I discovered what was up with him, when I read his autobiography White Like Me, deep relationships in an African-American community in his formative years. That’s what made the difference, I think.