Posts Tagged ‘criminal justice’

Resurrecting Apartheid: White Police and Politicians are Waging War on Black America

It seems like no exaggeration to suggest that at this moment, a half-century after the greatest victories of the civil rights movement, America is drifting backwards towards apartheid. It’s not a word I use lightly, nor one we are accustomed to using when describing our current condition. Indeed, its not even a word that most [...]

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, [...]

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

Amazing Video on NYPD Racial Profiling, Brutality and the Injustice of Stop and Frisk

An incredible video, demonstrating in clear terms how a) the “stop-and-frisk” policies of the NYPD are simply thinly veiled, unjustifiable racial profiling, b) these policies are encouraging rampant, thuggish tactics by the NYPD, and thus, c) the NYPD is little less than a criminal gang, operating under the cover of law. Thankfully, some within their [...]

Clip 3: Tim Wise on MSNBC With Melissa Harris-Perry, 7/20/13: “But What About Black on Black Crime?”

Third segment with MHP to discuss the Zimmerman verdict and race. Specifically, we discuss the way in which white conservatives have sought to deflect discussion about white racism onto matters of “black on black crime.” Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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

Tim Wise on All In With Chris Hayes, MSNBC, 7/8/13 Discussing George Zimmerman Trial

Here is my appearance on All In, to discuss the Zimmerman trial and issues of race surrounding the killing of Trayvon Martin Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Asking for It: Male Violence, Misogyny and the Prospects for Justice

Sometimes, it’s good to just vent. With that in mind, and before proceeding with a deeper and hopefully more constructive commentary about male violence and misogyny, perhaps it would do me well to release my first, instinctual thoughts about the guilty verdicts recently secured against two members of the Steubenville (OH) High School football team, [...]

Of Heroes and Hype: Mass Murder and the Absurdity of the ‘More Guns’ Crowd

As information continues to come in from Newtown, Connecticut — the scene of America’s latest mass killing, this time at an elementary school — there will be much said (and hopefully more to be done) in this nation and culture to diminish the likelihood of such tragedies occurring in the future. But among the least [...]

Michelle Alexander & Tim Wise on Racism and the New Jim Crow

Here is the recording of my recent conversation with Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. This was recently produced for radio distribution and will hopefully be coming to a station near you soon! On the Other Side of the Myth: A Conversation with Michelle Alexander and [...]