Archive for October, 2012

Tim Wise on “The Rundown With Sirota & Brown,” AM 630, Denver – 10/17/12

Here’s my appearance from 10/17 on “The Rundown With Sirota and Brown,” on Denver’s AM 630. David Sirota used to have me on his old show quite often, and now appears opposite conservative host Michael Brown (yes, THAT one, as in, Michael “You’re Doing a Heckuva’ Job Brownie,” Brown, the former hapless FEMA director under [...]

Racism, Public Health and the High Cost of White Denial

This is the core of my speech at Georgia State, in Atlanta, in April, 2012, on Racism and Public Health. Here I discuss racial health disparities in the U.S., the way these disparities are ignored, explained away or rationalized by most whites, and the link between racial micro-aggressions and discrimination in health care delivery on [...]

Redefining Cultural Competence

This brief sound file is from my longer talk on racism and public health, delivered at Georgia State University in Atlanta, April 12, 2012. I make the point that too often we define “cultural competence” as coming to understand the racial/ethnic/cultural “other,” so as to fit them in with the dominant cultural norm; yet the [...]