Archive for June, 2010

“Colorblind” on the Tavis Smiley TV Show, 6/28/10

Here is my June 28th, 2010 interview with Tavis Smiley on his PBS Television Show, filmed in Los Angeles. Watch Tim Wise: Monday, 6/28/10 on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.

“Colorblind” on CSPAN’s BookTV, San Francisco, 6/23/10

Author Tim Wise debates the racial meaning, if any, of the election of Barack Obama. He suggests that American society may be farther away from racial equity than many would think. The book launch event in San Francisco was held at the publisher’s book store, City Lights. Watch full video

Colorblind Ambition: The Rise of Post Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

It was summer 2004 when most of us first became familiar with Barack Obama. Then an Illinois state senator, the U.S. senate candidate delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston: the first of his many now-famous orations on a national stage. Therein he delivered several applause lines, but none were as [...]

Obama and the Audacity of…Oh, Never Mind

Originally published on AOL News, June 17, 2010 In the end, a president known for his ability to craft language like no politician in the last half-century may be undone by a speech: in this case, his presentation Tuesday night from the Oval Office, in which he sought to address the unfolding ecological catastrophe on [...]

“Can Obama Afford to be Angry?” CNN Newsroom, 6/9/10

CNN’s Don Lemon discusses complaints that the President isn’t expressing enough anger over the Gulf oil disaster.

“What if the Tea Party were Black?” CNN Newsroom, 6/1/10

CNN’s Don Lemon asks whether white political activism is judged differently than activism of blacks and Latinos.