Posts Tagged ‘ecology’

Interview Cal State East Bay, 2012

Here’s a video from an interview conducted at Cal State East Bay, last spring…two questions: one about my own origins as an antiracist, and one about the connections between racism/white supremacy and issues of ecological and environmental integrity Two Questions for Tim Wise from CSUEB ASI on Vimeo.

Obama and the Audacity of…Oh, Never Mind

Originally published on AOL News, June 17, 2010 In the end, a president known for his ability to craft language like no politician in the last half-century may be undone by a speech: in this case, his presentation Tuesday night from the Oval Office, in which he sought to address the unfolding ecological catastrophe on […]

“Can Obama Afford to be Angry?” CNN Newsroom, 6/9/10

CNN’s Don Lemon discusses complaints that the President isn’t expressing enough anger over the Gulf oil disaster.

Paleness as Pathology: The Future of Racism and Anti-Racism in America

Published in LIP Magazine,, May, 2006 Writing about the future — in this case, the future of race relations and racial inequality, but in truth about pretty much anything — is never a good idea. To prognosticate about the fate of our fractured society is to invite retrospectives however long from the time of […]

Rethinking Superiority: Reflections on Whiteness and the Cult of “Progress”

As of this coming year, high school students in Philadelphia, PA will be required to take a course in African American history in order to graduate. In a recent column, I lent my support to the new prerequisite, and responded to those who have attacked the plan, most of whom have criticized such a course […]

Preferring Our Violence Wholesale: Riots and Destruction in Black and White

Published on, June 30, 2003 I don’t know why these things amaze me, but for some reason they always do. Before the ashes were even cool from the recent riots in Benton Harbor, Michigan, much of white America had decided that it knew what was behind all the mayhem; at least if the white […]

Racism, White Liberals and the Limits of Tolerance

Published in LIP Magazine,, 12/04/00. Let me get this straight: If three white guys chain a black man to a truck and decapitate him by dragging him down a dirt road, that’s a hate crime; but if five white cops pump nineteen bullets into a black street vendor, having shot at him 41 times, […]