Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama
Race is, and always has been, an explosive issue in the United States. In his timely new book, Tim Wise explores how Barack Obama’s emergence as a political force is taking the race debate to new levels. For many whites, Obama’s rise signifies the end of racism as a pervasive social force. But is this true? After all, in housing, employment, the justice system and education, the evidence is clear: white privilege and discrimination against people of color are still operative and actively thwarting opportunities, despite the success of individuals like Obama. Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S. His recent publications include White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.
University, Clark, "Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama" (2009). Clark University Event Archive. 146.