Posts Tagged ‘culture of poverty theory’

O’Really? Bill O’Reilly’s Ongoing War on Facts (and Racial Justice)

Poor Bill O’Reilly. I mean, it’s not as if we should actually expect him to know anything about black people or black culture in America. This is the guy, you’ll recall, who was actually amazed — amazed — a few years ago when he went to Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem, only to discover that black [...]

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 [...]

The Week in White Deviance, Week 2: A Cultural Cry for Help

Well, another week has gone by, and once again we have a treasure trove of evidence to suggest that there is something seriously wrong in Pleasantville, by which I mean white America of course. Now I don’t mean all white people, mind you, or the entirety of white America, so don’t think I’m being racist. [...]

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 [...]

Tim Wise on Disrupt With Karen Finney (MSNBC), 8/3/13 – Responding to the Right’s Racist Rhetoric

My appearance on Disrupt with Karen Finney on MSNBC, along with Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, from August 3. We’re discussing the right-wing rhetoric on race and their cultural critiques of the black community since the Zimmerman trial. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Ongoing Debate With Conservative Blogger, A.R. Ward, on Race and Racism in America

Back in November, 2011, I was approached by A.R. Ward, a blogger over at Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment site, and asked if I would be interested in engaging in a debate or dialogue of sorts, regarding the issue of race and racism in America. I knew of A.R. only because, for the previous several months, he [...]

Tim Wise on “The Rundown With Sirota & Brown,” AM 630, Denver – 10/17/12

Here’s my appearance from 10/17 on “The Rundown With Sirota and Brown,” on Denver’s AM 630. David Sirota used to have me on his old show quite often, and now appears opposite conservative host Michael Brown (yes, THAT one, as in, Michael “You’re Doing a Heckuva’ Job Brownie,” Brown, the former hapless FEMA director under [...]

Racism and the Culture of Denial

Published in the Louisiana Weekly, 11/26/94 Alcoholics commonly go to great lengths to deny their drinking problems; so too, the perpetrators of domestic violence. Excuses for destructive behavior are many, and rarely does one overcome denial without considerable coaxing and a mountain of evidence. Often, even that fails. So it is with racism: America’s collective [...]