Archive for 2017

Tim Wise on the Nitty Gritty Show, 10/1/17

My appearance on the Nitty Gritty Show, October 1, 2017.

Tim Wise and Carol Anderson on the Tavis Smiley Show, 9/19/17: White Rage in the Age of Trump

My recent appearance alongside Carol Anderson (Emory University) on the Tavis Smiley Show, September 19, 2017

Speak Out With Tim Wise Teaser – The Absurdity of Claiming Moral Equivalence Between Nazis and Antifa

A teaser for my upcoming podcast…thanks to Brother Ali for permission to use his track Gather Round as the intro and outro music for the show… Speak Out with Tim Wise Teaser

On Getting Past the Past (or Not): White Hypocrisy and Historical Memory (Clip)

If It’s a Civil War, Pick a Side: Donald Trump, White Nationalism and the Future of America

Sometimes America feels like the movie Groundhog Day: a place where we keep waking up again and again to the same shit, hoping against hope that this time — no really, this time — things will be different. So this time, the videotape of the police officer shooting the unarmed black man (or child, in [...]

Injustice is Not a Glitch, It’s a Feature: Reflections on Philando Castile and the Machinery of Negrophobia

If, as the saying goes, insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result, then hoping against hope that this time an officer who shot a black man in cold blood would be held to account, is a type of insanity most profound. Or at the very least evidence of [...]

Tim Wise on CNN (June, 2017): Bill Maher, The N-Word and Racism in America

Tim Wise on CNN to discuss Bill Maher’s use of the N-word and racism in America

Reeking City on a Dung Heap: Donald Trump’s Cynical Worldview and Its Threat to American Democracy

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they see the world and others in it. Those who view the world and its inhabitants as basically good, and who remain relatively hopeful about the better angels of our nature, though occasionally caught off guard by the less salutary aspects of the human [...]

On MLK Day, the Question Is…

Which Dr. King do you honor today? The one who said that white Americans had betrayed their professed commitment to ethicality and equality — and that the country had bounced a check to black folks, which black folks were coming to cash — or the bland and sanitized apostle of color-blindness sold to you by [...]

Joe Biden Destroys Reagan Administration on South Africa Policy 30+ Years Ago – Why He Deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom

If anyone doubts why Joe Biden deserves the Presidential Medal of Freedom, awarded to him today by President Obama, please watch this video. This is from July 23, 1986. It is a hearing on U.S. Policy in South Africa. And in this clip (start at 1:38:50 to see Biden’s key part), he excoriates Secretary of [...]