Archive for June, 2013

Revisiting a Past Essay — Honky Wanna Cracker? Examining the Myth of Reverse Racism

In light of reports that Trayvon Martin referred to George Zimmerman as a “crazy-ass cracker” while talking on his cell phone prior to being shot and killed by the latter, many have suggested (including Zimmerman’s defense attorney) that it was Martin, rather than Zimmerman who introduced race to the confrontation with his client that night. [...]

Tim Wise on CNN 6/27/13 – On Racism, Language and The Power of Slurs

Whiteness, NSA Spying and the Irony of Racial Privilege

It’s not that I’m not angry. It’s not that I’m not disturbed, even horrified by the fact that my government thinks it appropriate to spy on people, monitoring their phone calls — to whom we speak and when — among other tactics, all in the supposed service of the national interest. That any government thinks [...]

New 2-Minute Preview From Upcoming “White Like Me” Film

A new 2-plus minute preview clip from my upcoming film, “White Like Me,” from the Media Education Foundation.

Sadism With a Smirk: Conservatism, Ex-Offenders, and the Lust for Vengeance

After careful consideration, it’s hard not to conclude that at some level, ultra-conservatives are simply sadists with better P.R. Why else, after all, would anyone endorse the kinds of cold-hearted, impractical — even socially destructive — policies idealized by such persons, unless they were simply nursing a cruelty jones, concerned solely with inflicting pain for [...]

White Like Me — The Film (From Media Education Foundation) — Trailer

Here’s an initial trailer for my upcoming film, “White Like Me,” from the Media Education Foundation

Michelle Alexander on White Privilege and the Drug War, clip from upcoming “White Like Me” film

Here’s an interview clip with Michelle Alexander (“The New Jim Crow”), from my upcoming Media Education Foundation film, “White Like Me,” in which she discusses white privilege and the so-called war on drugs. We are still trying to wrap up the Kickstarter campaign for the film, and closing in on our goal! Help put us [...]

Imani Perry Interview Clip (The Myth of Post-Racialism) from Upcoming Film, “White Like Me”

Here’s a snippet of the interview with Imani Perry of Princeton, who is featured in my upcoming film “White Like Me,” from the Media Education Foundation. In this clip, she discusses the myth of post-racialism in America. We are still trying to wrap up the Kickstarter campaign for the film, and closing in on our [...]

John Bracey Jr. on How Racism Harms White Folks – From “White Like Me” Film

Here is an excerpt from an interview with John Bracey Jr. of U Mass Amherst, who is featured in my upcoming film (from the Media Education Foundation), “White Like Me.” We are still trying to wrap up the Kickstarter campaign for the film, and closing in on our goal! Help put us over the top, [...]