Archive for July, 2013

Tim Wise on CNN, 7/14/13: Race, Trayvon Martin and the Zimmerman Trial

Here’s my interview with Don Lemon from the day after the Zimmerman verdict, discussing the role of race in the case and public reaction to it. Note one correction: in the interview I note the way that many people have tried to rationalize Zimmerman’s fear of Martin on the basis of Martin being particularly tall […]

Tim Wise on CNN – 7/15/13 Zimmerman Verdict and Race

My appearance on CNN Newsroom, July 15, 2013 to discuss the racial implications of the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict

No Innocence Left to Kill: Racism, Injustice and Explaining America to My Daughter

You remember, forever and forever, that moment when you first discover the cruelties and injustices of the world, and having been ill-prepared for them, your heart breaks open. I mean really discover them, and for yourself; not because someone else told you to see the elephant standing, gigantic and unrelenting in the middle of your […]

Assuming That Facts or Logic Matter: On the BAR Petition Against My Speaking to Teach for America

And now it’s come to this. I should say, and I quite sincerely mean it, that I have long respected the important analytical and journalistic work done by Bruce Dixon, Margaret Kimberley and everyone associated with Black Agenda Report. I consider BAR among the two or three most valuable left/radical blogs out there, and when […]

Tim Wise on All In With Chris Hayes, MSNBC, 7/8/13 Discussing George Zimmerman Trial

Here is my appearance on All In, to discuss the Zimmerman trial and issues of race surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Tim Wise on HuffPost Live, July 8, 2013 Discussing His Upcoming Film, “White Like Me”

Here’s my appearance today on HuffPost Live with Marc Lamont Hill, to discuss racism, white privilege and my new soon-to-be-released film, White Like Me. Joined by Michael Eric Dyson. We ended up squaring off against white supremacists/nationalists, Jared Taylor and Matthew Heimbach…entertaining to say the least…

Tim Wise on CNN 7/2/13 – Discussing Social Media Reaction to CNN’s Special on the N-Word

My appearance on CNN with Ashleigh Banfield, Don Lemon and Safiya Songhai, discussing reaction — good, bad and otherwise — on social media, to Don’s special on the N-word from the previous evening…

Tim Wise on CNN – Racism and Racial Slurs (Part Two) 7/1/13

My second salvo on CNN tonight, discussing racial slurs and racism in America. In this clip, LeVar Burton discusses how he responds to police, and I discuss how fundamentally different the white experience is with law enforcement…

Tim Wise on CNN – Special Program on Racial Slurs and Racism in America 7/1/13

Here’s my first salvo in the CNN special tonight on the N-Word, racial slurs and racism in America, more broadly…

Tim Wise on CNN – The N-Word, Racial Slurs and Race in America 6/29/13

Here’s a segment on the N-word, racial slurs and racism in America, to which I contributed a portion…but the rest of the segment is interesting too, so take a look…This includes previously posted material, but in the context of the larger segment is, I think, stronger…