Archive for March, 2010

Race and Anti-Government Rage

In the mid-1990s, I was a community organizer in New Orleans, working with low-income families to oppose cuts in the nation’s social safety net. Often, if I told other white folks about my job, they would roll their eyes and complain that blacks were “looking for handouts.” What’s more, they would blame me for enabling [...]

“But Some of My Best Friends are Black!” Speech at Villanova, 3/29/10

Tim Wise speaks at Villanova University, March 29, 2010

“How Words Can Incite Violence” on CNN, 3/28/10

Death threats and vandalism in the wake of the health care vote spark a conversation about the power of words.