Sometimes, white privilege isn’t about stuff. It’s not always about better opportunities, or more money, or even greater access to those things than people of color. Sometimes, white privilege is as simple as knowing that, generally speaking, if you’re white, you’ll be perceived as competent and hard-working until proven otherwise, while people of color — [...]
Archive for 2013
A 20-minute portion of my speech at Emerson College in Boston, one week after the terrorist bombing there.
Here is a segment from my speech at Emerson College, Boston, MA, delivered one week after the bombing there during the Boston Marathon.
But what about us? It’s a question of which white folks seem never to tire when discussing subjects like affirmative action, or other diversity initiatives intended to expand opportunity and access for people of color in higher education and the job market. Whenever these matters are broached, the vast majority of us rush to protest: [...]
Here’s the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming White Like Me film. We’re close to making it happen, but any support we can get from longtime supporters and readers (or new ones!) would help tons… To contribute, go here: WHITE LIKE ME brings the work of anti-racist author and educator Tim Wise to the screen, exploring [...]
My presentation at All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, 4/28/13, to discuss the normalization of inequality, and the intersectionality of race, sex, class, militarism, terrorism and environmental catastrophe
As the nation weeps for the victims of the horrific bombing in Boston yesterday, one searches for lessons amid the carnage, and finds few. That violence is unacceptable stands out as one, sure. That hatred — for humanity, for life, or whatever else might have animated the bomber or bombers — is never the source [...]
Here’s my recent interview with Felicia Gustin of War Times, in which we discuss my upcoming book, Culture of Cruelty: How America’s Elite Demonize the Poor March 14, 2013 Tim Wise is one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of six books including Dear White [...]
Sometimes, it’s good to just vent. With that in mind, and before proceeding with a deeper and hopefully more constructive commentary about male violence and misogyny, perhaps it would do me well to release my first, instinctual thoughts about the guilty verdicts recently secured against two members of the Steubenville (OH) High School football team, [...]