Timothy Jacob "Tim" Wise is an anti-racist activist and writer. He has trained teachers, corporate employees, non-profit organizations and law enforcement officers in methods for addressing and dismantling racism in their institutions.
Constantly on tour, he has lectured in every state in the union, Tim Wise is one of the most prominent antiracist essayists, educators, and activists in the US. He is regularly interviewed by CNN, Tavis Smiley, Tom Joyner and Michael Eric Dyson. His essays are published in Alternet, Counterpunch, Z-net, Black Commentator, the Black Agenda Report and the Daily Kos.
In Summer 2005, Wise served as adjunct faculty at the Smith College School of Social Work, in Northampton, MA, where he co-taught a Master's level class on Racism in the United States. From 1999 to 2003, Wise served as an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute and in the early '90s was Associate Director of the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, the largest of the many groups responsible for the political defeat of neo-Nazi, David Duke.
Wise received the 2002 National Youth Advocacy Coalition's Social Justice Impact Award in recognition of his contributions to the struggle for equity, as well as the 2001 British Diversity Award for best feature column on race and diversity issues.
Wise received his B.A. from Tulane University and anti-racism training from the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, both in New Orleans.