Archive for 2014

Of Makers and Takers Revisited: The Right’s Latest Lies About Dependence on Government

On the one hand, I get it. Census Bureau reports can be pretty dry and a bit vague. They tend to be heavy on facts but pretty open-ended as to how one might interpret those facts. Census researchers aren’t paid to explain what the numbers suggest in most cases; rather, they are charged with compiling [...]

Of Matriarchs and Misinformation: Fact-Checking Conservative Lies About Black Women

In the wake of recent police killings of young black men — John Crawford, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Tamir Rice most prominently — there has been much discussion about the way in which large numbers of white Americans, and especially white police, view African American males. The criminalization of the black male body has [...]

Tim Wise on Racism and Policing: From “Cracking the Codes” (2012)

A brief clip from Shakti Butler’s powerful film, “Cracking the Codes” (World Trust Films, 2012). In this clip (filmed back in 2010 but clearly as relevant as ever), I briefly recount my experiences with law enforcement officials, and an experiment I do with them at the outset of our conversation, which demonstrates how automatic racial [...]

Tim Wise on the Rock Newman Show – Race and Racism in America 12/10/14

Tim Wise on the Rock Newman Show (Washington DC, WHUT/PBS), December 10, 2014

Tim Wise on CNN 11/26/14 -Racism, Ferguson and White Denial (w/Chris Cuomo and Charles Blow)

My appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo and Charles Blow, 11/26/14 discussing the post-Ferguson rebellion and white denial regarding racism and law enforcement

Tim Wise on Movement Building and the Importance of Youth Activism – Lexington, KY, December, 2014

From the Q&A from my keynote in Lexington, KY, December, 2014, (MOSAIIC Conference) discussing the history of movement building and the importance of youth activism

Tim Wise on Whiteness and the Historical Trick of Racial Privilege

My response to a question from my December, 2014 talk at the Lyric Theatre, Lexington, KY…

Tim Wise on Whiteness and Southern Identity – Lexington KY, December, 2014

Q&A session after my talk at the MOSAIIC conference, December, 2014…this discussion is specifically about how white southerners come to issues of race…

Tim Wise Speech – “Racism, White Denial and Criminal Justice: Ferguson and Beyond,” 12/5/2014 – Lexington, KY

My keynote speech at the MOSAIIC conference, 12/5/2014 in Lexington KY at the Lyric Theatre, organized by Bluegrass Community and Technical College.

Tim Wise on “Our Common Ground” (BlogTalkRadio) w/Janice Graham: “White Rage in America – Unhinged” (12/7/2014)

My appearance on December 7, 2014 on “Our Common Ground” (BlogTalkRadio) with Janice Graham to discuss racism, white anxiety and the prospects for change, post-Ferguson Check Out Politics Progressive Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with OCG on BlogTalkRadio