Tim Wise: On The Myth of Meritocracy: Listen to Black People

“Timothy Jacob Wise (born October 4, 1968) is an American activist and writer on the topic of race.[1] Since 1995, he has given speeches at over 600 college campuses across the U.S.[2] He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.”


A constant and recurring theme of Wise’s lectures and talks is, and has been, that re matters of race and racism, white people should be listening to Black people…