Archive for May, 2013

Bullying Pulpit: Racism, Barack Obama and the Selective Call for Personal Responsibility

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 — [...]

Terrorism, Inequality and the Mentality of Disposability (AUDIO)

A 20-minute portion of my speech at Emerson College in Boston, one week after the terrorist bombing there.

Terrorism, Profiling and White/Christian Privilege – Emerson College 4/22/13

Here is a segment from my speech at Emerson College, Boston, MA, delivered one week after the bombing there during the Boston Marathon.

Whine Merchants: Privilege, Inequality and the Persistent Myth of White Victimhood

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: [...]

Kickstarter Campaign – White Like Me (The Film) – Support Needed!

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 [...]

Tim Wise, “Fighting the Normalization of Inequality,” All Saints Church, Pasadena, 4/28/13

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