I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared by a grand jury, and even the collective brilliance of a thousand bloggers pointing out the glaring inconsistencies in his version of events that August day won’t result in [...]
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Amazingly powerful video from the whereiamgoing.org project, calling attention to the dehumanizing and patently unjust practice of stop-and-frisk in NYC. Pass it around and join the fight against racial profiling!
Predictably, white conservatives are at it again: blaming black people specifically, and black culture more broadly, for various crises facing the African American communities of this nation. In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, and black anger over the racial suspicions that animated Zimmerman’s decision to follow Trayvon Martin the night he was killed [...]
My appearance on Al-Jazeera’s The Stream, to discuss implicit racial bias and the modern face of racism. With Maya Wiley and David Williams.
The takeaway for white folks on the Zimmerman verdict and race in America…from the Media Education Foundation blog (the folks who produced my upcoming film, White Like Me)
Clip 2: Tim Wise on MSNBC With Melissa Harris-Perry: Trayvon Martin, President Obama and Race in America – 7/20/13
Second segment on MHP to discuss race in the aftermath of the Zimmerman verdict Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
You remember, forever and forever, that moment when you first discover the cruelties and injustices of the world, and having been ill-prepared for them, your heart breaks open. I mean really discover them, and for yourself; not because someone else told you to see the elephant standing, gigantic and unrelenting in the middle of your [...]
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 [...]
After careful consideration, it’s hard not to conclude that at some level, ultra-conservatives are simply sadists with better P.R. Why else, after all, would anyone endorse the kinds of cold-hearted, impractical — even socially destructive — policies idealized by such persons, unless they were simply nursing a cruelty jones, concerned solely with inflicting pain for [...]
Here’s an interview clip with Michelle Alexander (“The New Jim Crow”), from my upcoming Media Education Foundation film, “White Like Me,” in which she discusses white privilege and the so-called war on drugs. We are still trying to wrap up the Kickstarter campaign for the film, and closing in on our goal! Help put us [...]