Posts Tagged ‘Freddie Gray’

Tim Wise at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 9/24/15

My speech at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, September 24, 2015. Discussing racism in the nation and Baltimore area specifically. Freddie Gray, institutional versus personal violence, and more… One correction re: the talk. I mis-stated a stat and want to get it right here. In the speech I claim that 2/3 of black housing in [...]

Tim Wise on RT (Russia Today), discussing the Baltimore Uprising in the Context of Historic/Systemic Racism

My appearance on RT (Russia Today) news, from shortly after the Baltimore uprising of late spring/early summer, discussing the importance of both an historical and systemic analysis of racism for those interested in understanding the crisis there (and elsewhere). It’s a few months dated, but I just found the link…and it’s still relevant of course…

The Crime of Innocence: White Denial, Black Rebellion and the Cost of American Obliviousness

Though perhaps overused, there are few statements that so thoroughly burrow to the heart of the nation’s racial condition as the following, written fifty-three years ago by James Baldwin: …this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, [...]