Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S., and has been called the "foremost white anti-racist intellectual in the nation," having spoken in 46 states, and on over 300 college campuses, including Harvard, Stanford, Cal Tech and the Law Schools at Yale, Columbia, Michigan, and Vanderbilt. From 1999 to 2003, Wise served as an advisor to the Fisk University Race Relations Institute. His anti-racism efforts have been termed "revolutionary" by NYU professor and award-winning author Robin D.G. Kelley, and have also earned praise from such noted race scholars as Michael Eric Dyson, Kimberl Crenshaw, Derrick Bell, Joe Feagin, Lani Guinier, and Richard Delgado. He lectures across the country about the need to combat institutional racism, gender bias, and the growing gap between the rich and the poor in the United States.