Addressing Alaskans: Healing Racism

Speaking to Alaskans gathered at the Wendy Williamson auditorium at UAA, Tim Wise (pictured right) asks audience members to consider how they entered the building on that foggy September night.  Were there stairs? Elevators? Fire exit near-by? For what seems like basic questions, most able-bodied people who are apart of the dominant group (non-handicapped) might not even remember how they entered the building that night. Wise contends, “when you have the luxury of obliviousness, you are a dangerous person.” In his talk entitled Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat From Racial Equality, Tim Wise explains “dominant model” attitudes that perpetuate prejudice and racism in future generations.

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RECORDED: Tuesday September 14, 2010

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday September 30, 2010 at 2:00 p.m., repeats Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

SPEAKER: Tim Wise, anti-racism activist, author of White Like Me, Between Barrack and Hard PlaceColorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat From Racial Equality.



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