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For Immediate Release
April 12, 2013

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Distinguished Essayist, Author to Deliver Anti-racism Lecture

Tim Wise to discuss recent book during visit to Brockport

BROCKPORT, NY—Anti-racism activist Tim Wise will deliver a lecture at The College at Brockport, State University of New York on April 16. Wise will be discussing his book Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equality at 7 pm in the New York Room of Cooper Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Wise’s book argues that racism is still a critical problem in the United States today, focusing on inequalities in healthcare, education, employment and housing. He argues that deeper color-consciousness, rather than colorblind policy, is the only way to move toward authentic social and economic equity.

Wise is known as a prominent anti-racist writer, activist and educator. He is the author of six books, including Dear White America: Letter to a New Minority and has contributed essays to 25 books. Wise has spoken on more than 800 college and high school campuses and is a regular contributor to race discussions on CNN.

“I believe that our campus will benefit from Wise's bold and challenging style of raising the tough questions about these different forms of oppression,” said Barbara Kasper, associate professor of social work.

This event was made possible by grants from the American Democracy Project and Promoting Excellence in Diversity at The College at Brockport. The event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Social Work, Education and Human Development, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Anthropology, the Dean of the School of Education and Human Services, C-STEP/McNair and the Student Social Work Organization.

“This is a real collaborative effort to bring the larger community and the campus together, and students will benefit from this kind of interaction and dialogue,” said Kasper.

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