Archive for July, 2016

Armed With a Loaded Footnote: How the Right Rationalizes Racial Disparity

Possibly the only thing worse than racism itself is the pseudo-intellectual way in which some seek to justify it. For instance, consider the standard conservative response to those of us who argue that the criminal justice system is the site of significant racialized unfairness. Whether the subject is racial profiling, stop-and-frisk rates, arrest rates, rates [...]

Still a Nazi After All These Years: The Return of David Duke (with Audio)

For so many reasons, I really didn’t want to have to write this. But here we go again. Twenty-six years after his first run for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, lifelong white supremacist, Neo-Nazi and former Klansman David Duke has once again thrown his hat in the ring for the job. As tempting as it [...]

TwitterStorm on David Duke

Here is the Twitter storm I released on David Duke yesterday, after he announced he was running for the U.S. Senate again, in Louisiana. As most of you know, I got my start doing antiracism work in the fight against Duke in 1990 and 1991. This is just a brief and incomplete timeline of Duke’s [...]

What Does It Mean to Be Wrong For So Long? Reflections on Black Reality and White Delusion

Although there was no such thing as polling back then, I suspect that if you had asked a representative sample of Londoners in the early 1770s whether or not the American colonists were getting a fair shake from King George, most would have said yes. It is doubtful they would have thought much about any [...]

Tim Wise on 101.1 The Beat w/Dolewite – Race, Policing and Whiteness in America

These are several short clips from Tim Wise’s recent appearance with Dolewite on 101.1 The Beat (Nashville), to discuss recent police shootings and their relationship to racial inequality in America. In this first clip, Wise responds to common white deflections about racism, and explores the selective way in which white Americans choose to remember (or [...]

Tim Wise on “Breaking Through” (w/Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner) 7/11/16: Discussion on White Anti-Racism

Tim Wise discussion with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (MomsRising.org), re: white antiracism and allyship

Criticism is Not Hatred, Deference is Not Love: Reflections on Policing and the Cult of Authority

At the risk of sounding preposterously trite, I love my daughters. I love them the same way my parents loved me, I suspect, and their parents loved them: unconditionally and forever. That said, I also see their flaws and shortcomings. They are teenagers after all and human beings, and their membership in both clubs provides [...]

Tim Wise on RT America: Policing and Race in the U.S. (July 9, 2016)

Tim Wise discusses racism and policing in America, historically and in the present.

Tim Wise on CBS 48 Hours: “Bringing a Nation Together” July 9, 2016

Segment from CBS 48 Hours Special, “Bringing a Nation Together” featuring commentary from Terrie Williams, Michael Eric Dyson and Tim Wise among others… View More: Live News|More News Videos  

BLAZE-ing Prattles: Reflections on White Rage and the Beauty of Black Truth

Perhaps it’s too easy. Indeed, it might even be considered a waste of valuable energy to respond to the childlike ventilations of Tomi Lahren. Oh wait, you’ve never heard of Tomi Lahren? That’s probably because the 23-year old host of her own show on Glenn Beck’s Blaze Network is the host of her own show [...]