Archive for 2015

No, the Virginia News Crew Killing is NOT the Fault of BlackLivesMatter

Just a thought… Right wingers who are trying to make the horrific murders of the reporter and cameraman in VA somehow the fault of… Posted by Tim Wise on Thursday, August 27, 2015

Race is a Political Project: Reflections on Why Your Black Friend (Or Candidate) Is Irrelevant

Sometimes the act of denial is the thing that condemns you. It simply gives away too much, suggesting that it was intended more to convince the one issuing it than the one to whom it was offered. And so, when addicts insist to their interventionists that they haven’t a drug or alcohol problem, we generally […]

#BlackLivesMatter, Bernie Sanders and the Problem With (Some) White Progressives

Amid tension between white progressive supporters of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign and activists from #BlackLivesMatter — the latter of whom have disrupted two of his presentations to highlight racial injustices they feel are often given short shrift by the former — many commentators have weighed in on the simmering beef. Some in the Sanders camp […]

Tim Wise Opening Statement – “White in America” Panel on SiriusXM with Karen Hunter, 6/30/15

My opening comments during the “White in America” panel on SiriuxXM with Karen Hunter. The full program will be available soon, but here is my first statement during the discussion. The conversation took place, June 30th in NYC.

Racism, Straight Supremacy and the Futility of “Oppression Olympics”

Here’s a fascinating story, indicating the inherently fucked up nature of the company known as Facebook… So, a few days ago I posted the below commentary on my Facebook friends page and Facebook fan page. It was a relatively sober-minded defense of the struggle for LGBT liberation, and a critique of those who have sought […]

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 […]