Archive for March, 2015

The Eyes of Our Whites: Racial Perceptions and Racial Reality in Ferguson and Beyond

You really can’t have it both ways. You cannot praise the Justice Department for, in effect, exonerating officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown—and argue how that report proves that the black community’s outrage over police racism was manufactured—and yet ignore the Department’s companion report (or even worse, criticize it as the [...]

“What Constitutes Racism?” – CNN Discussion About Racism on College Campuses, March 2015

CNN Newsroom Discussion on CNN with Peniel Joseph and Van Jones, concerning racism on campus — specifically recent racist comments by members of the SAE fraternity at University of Oklahoma, caught on video.

Tim Wise – Combating Racism: From Ferguson to the Voting Booth to the Border (Speech at Eastern Washington University – 2/24/15)

Tim Wise presentation, Feb 24, 2015 at Eastern Washington University.

Tim Wise at Portland Community College – 1/29/15 – “Ferguson and Beyond: Racism, White Denial, and Criminal Justice”

Video of the first of two presentations I made at Portland Community College, 1/29/15

Responding to a Young Reactionary: White Privilege, Judaism and the Making of Sloppy Analogies

After a quarter-century of antiracism work, either as an activist or educator, there are a few things I’ve learned about the reactionaries and right-wingers at whom my work has long been aimed. First, that they won’t go away just because we ignore them, or decide that their arguments are unworthy of intellectual consideration. Especially in [...]