Posts Tagged ‘class’

Tim Wise on America’s Culture of Cruelty – Interview on KGNU, Boulder – 2016

My interview on KGNU Boulder, concerning my new book, Under the Affluence, the nation’s culture of cruelty, and the relationship between economic and racial inequality  in the U.S.

Tim Wise Discusses His New Book, “Under the Affluence,” on the Tavis Smiley Show (PBS), 10/15/15

My appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show, October 15, 2015 to discuss my new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America

Tim Wise Discusses His New Book, “Under the Affluence,” on the Laura Flanders Show, 10/13/15

My discussion with Laura Flanders about racism, the class system and my new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, which aired on October 13, 2015.

How Racism Explains America’s Class Divide and Culture of Economic Cruelty (An Excerpt from Under the Affluence)

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015). _____ That the United States has long had a less complete system of social safety nets than most other industrialized nations is by now well established. [...]

Of Gods and Monsters: Valorizing the Rich in a Culture of Cruelty

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015) This section explores the way that many (especially on the right) valorize the wealthy and insist that unlike the poor — the so-called “takers” in society — [...]

Tim Wise and Melissa Harris-Perry on “All In With Chris Hayes” on MSNBC, 6/26/14: Cross-Racial Organizing and the Implications of the “Moral Mondays” Movement in North Carolina

My appearance (along with Melissa Harris-Perry) on “All In With Chris Hayes” (MSNBC), June 26, 2014, to discuss the implications of current cross-racial organizing in North Carolina, as part of the “Moral Mondays” movement for economic and social justice. This segment followed a longer piece on the movement in NC, which can (and should) be [...]

The Poor Have It Easy? Wealth, Inheritance and Right-Wing Statistical Fraud

Perhaps you think you’ve heard everything. Perhaps you’re one of those folks who feels that comparing criticisms of growing wealth inequality to Nazi propaganda is so obviously absurd that nothing can top it. Perhaps you’ve found yourself thinking, “Wow, ya know, 85 people owning as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion people on the [...]

For Their Own Good? Contempt, Compassion, and the Conceits of Class Status

I’ve always been wary of those who insisted they were doing something — especially something harsh and perhaps hurtful — for the good of the person who has to bear the potential injury. When a parent swears to their child that the spanking they intend to shortly administer is “going to hurt me more than [...]

Whiteness, NSA Spying and the Irony of Racial Privilege

It’s not that I’m not angry. It’s not that I’m not disturbed, even horrified by the fact that my government thinks it appropriate to spy on people, monitoring their phone calls — to whom we speak and when — among other tactics, all in the supposed service of the national interest. That any government thinks [...]

John Bracey Jr. on How Racism Harms White Folks – From “White Like Me” Film

Here is an excerpt from an interview with John Bracey Jr. of U Mass Amherst, who is featured in my upcoming film (from the Media Education Foundation), “White Like Me.” We are still trying to wrap up the Kickstarter campaign for the film, and closing in on our goal! Help put us over the top, [...]