Posts Tagged ‘criminal justice system’

Tim Wise on the Rock Newman Show, 9/28/16: Police Violence, White Denial, Election 2016 and Movement Building in the Age of Trump

My appearance on the Rock Newman Show to discuss Donald Trump and the politics of prejudice, police accountability and violence, and movement building before and after the November 8 election.

No Real Angels in Hell: Police Violence, Black Lives and the White Obsession With Perfect Victims

It is increasingly apparent that white Americans hate the Constitution. Not all white people and not the entire Constitution of course; but certainly a frightening lot of us and some of the most important parts. We love the Second Amendment — at least in so far as it protects our right to bear arms, even [...]

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 [...]

White Denial: America’s Persistent and Increasingly Dangerous Pastime

This essay was written originally for and can be found here. ______ There’s an old saying that it’s hard to know what you don’t know, the premise being that when you’re ignorant about something, you aren’t likely to realize your blind spots. But I’m not so sure. Sometimes, knowing what you don’t know just [...]

Tim Wise on RT (Russia Today), discussing the Baltimore Uprising in the Context of Historic/Systemic Racism

My appearance on RT (Russia Today) news, from shortly after the Baltimore uprising of late spring/early summer, discussing the importance of both an historical and systemic analysis of racism for those interested in understanding the crisis there (and elsewhere). It’s a few months dated, but I just found the link…and it’s still relevant of course…

“Undoing Racism in the Nation’s Cities” – National League of Cities panel, 8/25/15, Washington DC

My recent appearance on the “Undoing Racism in the Nation’s Cities” panel for the National League of Cities, at the Washington DC Newseum Featuring: Clarence Anthony, CEO, National League of Cities; Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana; Tim Wise; Matt Zone, Councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio, and 2nd VP, National League of Cities

What Animals! Why Do We Tolerate Violent Rioters? Shoot ‘em All!

Wow, I hadn’t realized what animals these rioters were! This, from a news account…”The crowd then attacked the… Posted by Tim Wise on Monday, May 4, 2015 Here’s the source for this, in case anyone doubts the veracity of my claim…

Challenging Racism in 21st Century America: Speech at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church 4/20/15

Tim Wise at Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, April 20, 2015: Challenging Racism and White Supremacy in 21st Century America A note: in my criticism herein of Teach For America (TFA) I misspoke and claimed they only provide five months of training…fact is, it’s worse than that — it’s five WEEKS, which is clearly insufficient to [...]

The Eyes of Our Whites: Racial Perceptions and Racial Reality in Ferguson and Beyond

You really can’t have it both ways. You cannot praise the Justice Department for, in effect, exonerating officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown—and argue how that report proves that the black community’s outrage over police racism was manufactured—and yet ignore the Department’s companion report (or even worse, criticize it as the [...]

Tim Wise – Combating Racism: From Ferguson to the Voting Booth to the Border (Speech at Eastern Washington University – 2/24/15)

Tim Wise presentation, Feb 24, 2015 at Eastern Washington University.