Tim Wise Speaks On 'The Browning of America' At Affirmative Action Day, 2/7

The President's Commission on Affirmative Action (PCAA) announces Tim Wise, author of two best sellers, "White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son," and "Affirmative Action: Racial Preference in Black and White," will be the keynote speaker at Montclair State University's Affirmative Action Day, Wednesday February 7, 2007 at 2:30 p.m., Alexander Kasser Theatre.

No one leaves unaffected by a Tim Wise address. His searing commentary on American's race problem, institutional racism, affirmative action and reverse discrimination has earned him both praise and rebuke by noted national figures in politics, academic and the entertainment media. Supporters of Tim Wise, like former Harvard Law School Professor Derrick Bell, note that the fate of the US depends on whites like Tim Wise speaking the truth. And Joe Faegin, Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M call Tim a "rare public intellectual."

As Director of the Association for White Anti-Racist Education (AWARE), Mr. Wise has endeavored to move the discussion of race from that of hype and hyperbole to a thoughtful analysis of the real problems and emotions underlying America’s problem of race. His views have been shared on over 400 college campuses in over 48 states and, most recently, on Paula Zahn’s news series "Racism in America."

Based on past performances Mr. Wise’s address on "The "Browning" of America: Affirmative Action and Institutional Racism", is sure to be provocative and lead to a lively question and answer session following his address.

Affirmative Action Day 2007

Noon - Reading of the Proclamation and presentation on the history of Affirmative Action - Student Center Ballrooms.

Noon - 2 p.m. Lunch with PCAA constituencies and MSU Clubs/Organizations, Student Center Ballrooms.

Come and meet…Active Minds, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., African American Caucus, Haitian Student Association, Lambda Theta Phi, LASO, Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority, Inc., Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi National Co-Ed Honor Fraternity, Sigma Delta Phi, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Sigma Sigma Sigma, Unified Asian American Student Organization, Latino/a Caucus

2:30 p.m. - Keynote Address with Tim Wise, Alexander Kasser Theater

3:30 p.m. - Book Signing and opportunity to meet Tim Wise. Refreshments will be served.

Affirmative Action Day is sponsored by: Office of the President, Dean of Students, Health Careers Program, Human Resources, Student Government Association (SGA), Upward Bound Project, and the Constituencies of the President's Commission on Affirmative Action (PCAA).