Posts Tagged ‘diversity’

Tim Wise on “Racism in Legal Services” (Speech to Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, 9/27/13)

My speech to the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation, 9/27/13

Tim Wise at Google (September 17, 2013): Race, the Workplace and Silicon Valley

My speech at Google, September 17, 2013

Hearing No Evil: The Amazing Obtuseness of Campus Conservatives

Seems like every young conservative with a phone cam thinks they’re James O’Keefe. Sadly for them, since there’s no Andrew Breitbart left to selectively edit and post their handiwork, thereby making it seem a lot more damning than it really is, they’re reduced to making even the most obvious, historically inarguable comments by those of [...]

Interview With Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID), 1/31/13

Here is my recent interview in Grand Rapids, MI, with Jeff Smith of Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy (GRIID). In this 37 minute discussion, we discuss the difference between White Supremacy and racism, the failure or limitations of diversity training, gentrification, Israel/Palestine and the future of the Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions campaign, the importance of doing intersectional [...]

Redefining Cultural Competence

This brief sound file is from my longer talk on racism and public health, delivered at Georgia State University in Atlanta, April 12, 2012. I make the point that too often we define “cultural competence” as coming to understand the racial/ethnic/cultural “other,” so as to fit them in with the dominant cultural norm; yet the [...]

No Such Place as Safe: The Trouble With White Anti-Racism

Published as a ZNet Commentary, www.zmag.org, 7/23/04 I think I’ve figured out what it is I hate about those “racial dialogue” groups that seem to be springing up across the country nowadays. No, it’s not the standard radical critique that they tend to amount to all talk and little action: after all, our ability to [...]

Springing the Diversity Trap: Thoughts on How Not to Defend Affirmative Action

You know you’re in trouble when Ronald Reagan starts to sound progressive. And you really know you’re in trouble when so-called progressives make him sound that way, thanks to their own pathetic gesticulations on one or another issue. But unfortunately, such is the case with regard to affirmative action. The old saying, “With friends like [...]