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Language  English
Media type  Print
ISBN  978-0-87286-500-6
Author  Tim Wise
Publisher  City Lights Bookstore
OCLC  261176371
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Publication date  2009
Pages  159
Originally published  2009
Page count  159
Country  United States of America
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Subject  Barack Obama, racism in the United States
Similar  Tim Wise books, Social group books

Between barack and a hard place challenging racism privilege and denial in the age of obama


Between Barack and a Hard Place: Racism and White Denial in the Age of Obama is a non-fiction book by the anti-racist writer and educator Tim Wise, published by City Lights in 2009.

Contents

In the book Wise argues that the election of Barack Obama did not signal the end of racism in America, writing that his political success could instead "deepen the denial in which so much of the white public has been embedded for generations."

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Critical reception

Adam Bradley from The Washington Post stated that "the punning title of [Wise's] book, Between Barack and a Hard Place, belies the sobering material within. Wise paints a stark picture of racial inequality in the United States today. . . .Wise's short book reads like an old-school polemic: Thomas Paine's 'Common Sense' for the 21st century. . . . A post-racial United States is an imagined country." Referring to Wise's background as an educator, Media Mouse points to how Wise's book "continues the excellent work around the issue of White Privilege that Wise has pounded home in his books, articles, and public talks across the country."

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Between Barack and a Hard Place Wikipedia


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