Posts Tagged ‘crime’

Tim Wise on News One Now (With Roland Martin), 5/27/14: Mark Cuban, Internalized Bias and Race in America

Part of my appearance (via Skype) on News One Now with Roland Martin. Here we discuss comments by Dallas Maverick’s owner Mark Cuban, regarding his own internalized fears of young black men, and what the matter says about race in America and the way we discuss racism as a national problem. The entire discussion (around [...]

Of Platitudes Facile and Persistent: Reflections on the Predictability of a Right Wing Robot

Sometimes one has to wonder: are conservatives really that obtuse, or do they deliberately distort facts and data for political effect? Either way, let there be no mistake, Crystal Wright, who blogs under the moniker “Conservative Black Chick,” is possibly the most unadulterated prototype of a reality-challenged right-wing zombie ever to take up bandwidth, and [...]

Choosing Whiteness or Humanity: Jordan Davis and the Minimizing of Black Pain

And so a despairing ritual has once again played out, and once again in a Florida courtroom, where apparently some number of jurors find it difficult to accept that a young black male might not be to blame for his own murder; that his killing might actually have been completely and entirely unjustified. Then again, [...]

Deflecting the Dream: Right Wing Lies About Black America (and the Facts to Counter Them)

As we reflect on this past week’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, hearing the guttural effluent spewing from the mouths of America’s right-wing makes it clear where they would have stood — and where most of their ideological forbears did — a half century ago. Just as the nation’s most [...]

The Week in White Deviance, Week 3 (Or, For the Love of God, White People, Get it Together!)

I know, I know. I’m a few days late with my third installment of “The Week in White Deviance,” but never fear, my tardiness is hardly related to a lack of compelling material. Oh no, there’s plenty of evidence yet again this week that white culture, the white family, and perhaps even white America, writ [...]

Nazis Can’t Do Math: Reflections on Racism, Crime and the Illiteracy of Right-Wing Statistical Analysis

White supremacists never cease to amaze me. So, for instance, ever since my essay from a few days ago went up — the one where I broke down, in painstaking detail, how the notion of a widespread black-on-white crime spree is a statistical absurdity — I’ve been receiving one after another e-mail, in which case [...]

Tim Wise on MSNBC’s NOW, 8/23/13 – Race, Crime and So-Called “Double Standards” of Outrage

My appearance on MSNBC’s NOW With Alex Wagner (Joy-Ann Reid hosting), to discuss the right-wing freakout over the so-called “racial double standard” in crime reporting between the shooting of Trayvon Martin and Australian baseball player Chris Lane. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Race, Crime and Statistical Malpractice: How the Right Manipulates White Fear With Bogus Data

NOTE TO THE READER: Because the below essay involves a lot of data, and some occasionally confusing terminology (and because it’s hard to explain statistical analysis in a reader-friendly way), I am putting the key points in bullets here at the beginning of the piece. For the details as to how these conclusions were reached, [...]

Joy-Ann Reid Explains the Fallacies of Bloomberg’s Stop-and-Frisk Defense

Excellent commentary from MSNBC contributor Joy-Ann Reid on why NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s defense of stop-and-frisk policies is utterly without merit… Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

The Week in White Deviance: Or Daaaammm…Why Are We So Crazy??

Every week it seems as though we get more and more evidence suggesting that something is seriously wrong with white culture and the white community that keeps on reproducing it. And sadly, white leaders seem reluctant to address the problems. They would rather point fingers at others, shifting blame for various social crises onto black [...]