Archive for April, 2010

Imagine: Protest, Insurgency and the Workings of White Privilege

Let’s play a game, shall we? The name of the game is called “Imagine.” The way it’s played is simple: we’ll envision recent happenings in the news, but then change them up a bit. Instead of envisioning white people as the main actors in the scenes we’ll conjure — the ones who are driving the [...]

Virginia is for Liars: Neo-Confederate Mythology, Racist Realities and Genuine Southern Heroes

Am I the only one who finds it a bit too coincidental that in the midst of a political season in which conservative whites can be heard screaming that they “want their country back,” the Governor of Virginia should declare April “Confederate History Month?” Or that others would be clamoring for the inclusion of a [...]

“Confederate History Month a Set Back?” CNN Newsroom, 4/12/10

CNN’s Don Lemon talks to Tim Wise, author of “Colorblind,” about the controversy over Confederate history.