Archive for 2000

Exchange With David Horowitz on Racism

Reposted from Z Net In September, 2000, Tim Wise, wrote an article called ‘Gore-Vey’, about Lieberman’s Vice-Presidential candidacy with Al Gore and the Democratic Party. David Horowitz, a prominent conservative, called Wise a ‘self-hating Jew’, and a debate ensued on an email listserve. The following is the exchange:

Seeing the System: Alan Greenspan, Unemployment and the Validation of Radical Analysis

Published as a ZNet Commentary, May 10, 2000 “What’s the difference between a radical and a liberal?” It’s a question I’m regularly asked at lectures, usually by college students struggling with their own sense of the world, trying to figure out where they stand on the seemingly endless spectrum from right to left. Often it’s […]

A Tale of Two Cities: “Rational” Racism, Amadou Diallo and the Rest of Us

Published as a ZNet Commentary, March 22, 2000 They are two places that appear wholly unrelated to one another, and yet, as will be seen, share quite a bit in common. On the one hand, we have New York City, whose police, thanks to acquittals in the Amadou Diallo shooting trial, have been given carte […]

When Anti-Racism Strikes Out: Understanding the Difference Between Individual and Systemic Racism

Published as a ZNet Commentary, February 26, 2000 When it comes to discussions of racism, or any other “ism” for that matter, often we miss the forest for the trees. Such was the case recently, when it was reported that Atlanta Braves relief pitcher, John Rocker, had cut loose with a string of racist, xenophobic, […]

Resolutions for Radicals in the New Millennium

Published as a ZNet Commentary, January 26, 2000 Usually I resist the temptation to make New Year’s resolutions, or even to use the new year as an excuse for significant reflection on the one just completed. But this year I’m making an exception. After all, we have (arguably, I realize) entered a new millennium: an […]