Archive for November, 2015

White Denial: America’s Persistent and Increasingly Dangerous Pastime

This essay was written originally for CNN.com and can be found here. ______ There’s an old saying that it’s hard to know what you don’t know, the premise being that when you’re ignorant about something, you aren’t likely to realize your blind spots. But I’m not so sure. Sometimes, knowing what you don’t know just [...]

Flashback: Tim Wise in 2006 Discussing Bill Rhoden’s “40 Million Dollar Slaves” (Race and Sports) on ESPN

Just recently was pointed to these videos, of my appearance on Stephen A. Smith’s ESPN show in 2006, to discuss Bill Rhoden’s great book, “Forty Million Dollar Slaves,” about the way in which black athletes are used/abused within the pro sports complex. There are three parts to this video. I am not in the first [...]