Archive for June, 2015

Historical Memory and the Implicit White Supremacy of American Conservatism

Sometimes racism isn’t about vicious bigotry and hatred towards those with different skin color than your own, let alone a willingness to walk into a church and massacre nine of those others because you think they’re “taking over your country.” Sometimes, racism is manifested in the subtle way a person can dismiss the lived experiences [...]

Tim Wise on KCRW/PRI, 6/24/15 – Black Deaths and White Culture: Challenging Racism After Charleston

My appearance on “To the Point” (KCRW/Public Radio International), June 24, 2015 to discuss racism in America in the wake of the Charleston Massacre. An excellent discussion with journalist Jonathan Capehart, author Joshua DuBois, and Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Or, if the above player doesn’t work, you [...]

Tim Wise on CNN New Day – 6/23/15 – White Entitlement and President Obama’s Use of the N-Word

A short clip of my appearance on CNNs New Day, to discuss the “controversy” over the President’s use of the n-word in a recent podcast, in which has was discussing the issue of racism. Here, I respond to those whites who still can’t understand why black folks are able to say the word, while we [...]

Tim Wise on RT America News, 6/22/15 – The Charleston Massacre and Neo-Confederacy in America

My appearance on RT America News, June 22, 2015 to discuss the Charleston Massacre and the connection between terrorist Dylann Roof and the larger white nationalist and neo-Confederate movement — and specifically the debate over the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in South Carolina.

Heritage of Hate: Dylann Roof, White Supremacy and the Truth About the Confederacy

In the wake of the terrorist killings in Charleston by admitted white nationalist and neo-Confederate Dylann Roof, many a voice have called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse, and in general, from American culture. That flag—actually a battle standard of the army of Northern Virginia during [...]

New Short Clip from Brave New Films: How Media Covers White Riots vs. Black Protest — MUST SEE!

The folks at Brave New Films have just released a powerful new short clip demonstrating the way in which media frames, quite literally, black protesters as “thugs” while de-racializing and actually minimizing violence and riots done by white folks in the wake of sporting events, etc. This is a must see, and something that you [...]

Mimicry is Not Solidarity: Of Allies, Rachel Dolezal and the Creation of Antiracist White Identity

In a country where being black increases your likelihood of being unemployed, poor, rejected for a bank loan, suspected of wrongdoing and profiled as a criminal, being arrested or even shot by police, the mind boggles at the decision of Rachel Dolezal some years ago to begin posing as an African American woman. Yes perhaps [...]