Tim Wise to have lecture on dismantling race and racial discrimination at Iowa State

Whitney Mason

For the past 25 years, antiracist writer and educator, Tim Wise has dedicated his life speaking across the nation to audiences ranging from corporate to the media.

Now he is bringing these ideas to Iowa State with a presentation called “White Like Me” Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Stephens Auditorium.

Wise is the author of “White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son,” a memoir that explores the racial privilege that shapes the daily lives of white Americans from Wise’s point-of-view.

Wise has contributed his inputs to chapters or essays and 25 additional books from the six books Wise has written including “Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White” and “Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity.”

The lecture is co-sponsored by many campus organizations including: the Division of Student Affairs, College of Agriculture, Greek Affairs, Student Government and Committee on Lectures.