Named one of “25 Visionaries Who are Changing Your World,” by Utne Reader, Tim Wise is one of America’s most prolific public intellectuals. His critically acclaimed books, high-profile media interviews, and year-round speaking schedule have established him as an invaluable voice in any discussion on issues of race and multicultural democracy.
Three decades of activism, beginning with divestment from apartheid South Africa in the 80s, and his work in Louisiana to end racism and Nazism in the 90’s, Tim Wise is considered one of the great public moralists in America today. In his bracing new book, Under the Affluence, he brilliantly engages the roots and ramifications of radical inequality in our nation today. With clarity, passion and eloquence, he demonstrates how America’s myth of personal entitlement based on merit is inextricably linked to pernicious racial bigotry, and he points the way to greater compassion, fairness, and economic justice.