Archive for July, 2013

WHITE LIKE ME – Race, Racism and White Privilege in America (The Movie) – Now Available for Streaming!!!

You can now stream my film, White Like Me (from the Media Education Foundation) for up to 24 hours, until August 31st. After that, it will be unavailable online, and only purchasable either at a much higher institutional rate (for educators) or at an individual rate from me on the road (or from MEF). Here’s […]

Tim Wise on Al-Jazeera’s The Stream, 7/23/13: Implicit Racial Bias and Racism in America

My appearance on Al-Jazeera’s The Stream, to discuss implicit racial bias and the modern face of racism. With Maya Wiley and David Williams.

To the Character Assassins of Trayvon Martin (and his real one): Martin Bashir Lays You Out…

Martin Bashir lays the blam on those who have chosen to assassinate the character of Trayvon Martin and make excuses for George Zimmerman…

FLASHBACK ESSAY: Color-Conscious, White Blind (15 Years Later: Still Responding to the Same Nonsense)

This essay of mine was original published in LIP Magazine, in October, 1998, as “Color-Conscious, White-Blind: Race, Crime and Pathology in America.” I am reposting it because it struck me that with all the conservative noise about how black folks need to worry less about racism and more about “black on black crime,” the analysis […]

Crime, Race and the Politics of White Deflection

Amid conservative exhortations that black leaders are “too focused on racism,” and insufficiently concerned about “black-on-black crime” — which claims are commonly made whenever racism is in the news, but have been especially ubiquitous in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict — a few points are, it seems, in order. First, the charge is […]

Tim Wise on Lyrical Rhapsody w/Ginnie Love and Samaria Graham: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and Race in America – 7/17/13

Here is my conversation with Ginnie Love and Samaria Graham last week, on the Zimmerman verdict, the killing of Trayvon Martin and race in America

Racism, the Zimmerman Verdict and Parenting While Black in America

The takeaway for white folks on the Zimmerman verdict and race in America…from the Media Education Foundation blog (the folks who produced my upcoming film, White Like Me)

Amazing Video on NYPD Racial Profiling, Brutality and the Injustice of Stop and Frisk

An incredible video, demonstrating in clear terms how a) the “stop-and-frisk” policies of the NYPD are simply thinly veiled, unjustifiable racial profiling, b) these policies are encouraging rampant, thuggish tactics by the NYPD, and thus, c) the NYPD is little less than a criminal gang, operating under the cover of law. Thankfully, some within their […]

Tim Wise on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry, 7/21/13: Debating the Meaning/Importance of Privilege

On MHP debating privilege — even it’s very existence as a thing — with David Webb, who denies in this clip that being able-bodied gives one privilege or advantage over persons with disabilities, among other hilarious absurdities. Lots of fireworks and entertainment value provided by insights into the conservative mindset (using mind, here, somewhat loosely). […]

Tim Wise on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry, 7/21/13: The Value of Protest, Part 3

On MHP to discuss the importance of protest for the building of social movements. With Blair Kelley, Zillah Eisenstein and David Webb. Here I discuss the legacy of SNCC and the importance of youth in social protest movements. Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy