Archive for August, 2011

Tim Wise – Boston Public Health Commission Presentation (Racism and Health), 2011 (3 Parts)

Here is a three-part video of my presentation from a few months ago, at a Boston Public Health Commission Event, in which I discuss, mostly, racism and its connection to health. Part I Part II Part III

Short Interview Clip, 2010: On Race/Class Connections and the Value of White Antiracist Allyship

Here’s a short interview clip that I did back in 2010 at the Applied Research Center’s Facing Race Conference, in Chicago. Short but pretty good discussion of the link between institutional and personal bias, the link between racial oppression and class injustice, and the importance of white allyship, historically and today Tim Wise 092510 from [...]

Tim Wise on CNN (from May, 2011), discussing Donald Trump’s attack on President Obama

Here is the old clip (which I didn’t know had ever been made available, frankly) from CNN, in which I discussed (via telephone) Donald Trump’s absurd, and frankly racist allegations about President Obama’s lack of academic credentials. Dated now, but still a pretty good one…

Short Presentation on White Privilege/Racism – Austin Peay State University, 2011

Here is a short presentation on white privilege, from earlier this year at Austin Peay State University, in Clarksville, TN. Since my other WP presentation on the web is quite a bit longer, this one might be more user friendly for some folks, either for classroom or personal use. Somewhat basic 101/201 level, but still [...]

Tim Wise Interview and Speech, Edmonds Community College, May 2011

Here is an interview and full speech video from May at Edmonds Community College, in Lynwood, WA, conducted by Christine Hudyma. This interview was immediately following my lecture at the school, and explores issues ranging from my own upbringing and involvement in antiracist work, to larger matters of institutional racism, white racial resentment in the [...]

Race, Intelligence and the Limits of Science: Reflections on the Moral Absurdity of “Racial Realism”

Some things are so predictable that you can very nearly set your clock by them. High on the list of predictable happenings in my own life is the regular and repeated receipt of e-mails or Facebook messages whose authors insist that in my passion for the elimination of racial inequities, I am wasting my time, [...]

I’m in a David Banner Song??!! Yep…Well, at Least the You Tube Video…

New You Tube promotional clip for David Banner’s latest, “SWAG,” which features an intro of me speaking on the use of the n-word at Boston College in 2004…I’m not on the actual single, which you can get at iTunes, but still, it’s cool being on the You Tube version…maybe it’ll make the cut when he [...]

Racism, Violence and the Irony of Stereotypes

Sometimes you just know it’s going to be a long day. Especially when the subject line of the first e-mail of the morning reads like this: “HEY NIGGER LOVING KIKE…” There are lots of things one can think upon reading such a well-crafted piece of prose. Among them: 1) Ya’ know, there really should be [...]

Rush Limbaugh — Obama is Going to Confiscate Your Land, White People!!!!

Wow, no racist dog-whistle there, Rush! Just another example of how the right plays deliberately to white racial resentment and anxiety…In this case, by suggesting that Obama’s “role model” is Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, and that the “next thing” to be looking out for is “for Obama to take the farms,” because “that’s what Mugabe did…”