Posts Tagged ‘George W. Bush’

Reflections on White Anti-Intellectualism (Or, What’cha Want With all That Book Learnin’?)

To hear an awful lot of white folks tell it, the problem with black people is that they just don’t want to work hard enough in school. They act up and refuse to study or get good grades, because they don’t want to be put down for “acting white.” In other words, the African American […]

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or who are looking for some easy-to-understand examples of it, perhaps this list will help. White privilege is when you can get pregnant at seventeen like Bristol Palin and everyone is quick to insist that your life and that of your family is a […]

(FULL) Tim Wise on White Privilege: Racism, White Denial and the Cost of Inequality, 2007

Full-length version of Tim Wise on White Privilege: Racism, White Denial and the Cost of Inequality, Mt. Holyoke College, October, 2007 White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & The Cost of Inequality from KnowYourHistory on Vimeo.

(EXCERPT): Tim Wise on White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & the Cost of Inequality, 2007

Excerpt from the DVD: The Pathology of Privilege: Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality released by: Media Education Foundation For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege. In this spellbinding lecture, the author of […]

Of Disasters, Natural and Otherwise

The city I called home for ten years is dying: a slow, agonizing, all-too-terribly public death, before the eyes of the nation and the world. It is dying, as are far too many of its people, because our national leaders only have the stomach, or the talent (or both) for killing, as in Iraq or […]

What’s the Matter With White Folks?: Racial Privilege, Electoral Politics and the Limits of Class Populism

Published in LIP Magazine, Spring, 2005 It almost goes without saying that the analysis offered up by mainstream commentators in the wake of the Presidential election has been largely devoid of anything resembling substance: not that this should be considered particularly shocking, but it needs to be mentioned in any event. For example, the persistent […]

Frontpage Mag symposium on Ward Churchill, Academic Freedom and the Left

Reposted from FrontPage Friday, March 04, 2005 This is the partial transcript of a debate hosted by the conservative website,, in March, 2005, in which Tim Wise participated. The predominant “narrator” voice is that of a FrontpageMag moderator, Jamie Glazov. Ward Churchill’s vilification of the 9/11 victims “as little Eichmans” crystallized, once again, the […]

Reflections on Empire and Uppity Indians

Published on Counterpunch,, 2/9/05 I should have known better than to listen in to the conversation immediately to my left, sitting as I was in the Northwest Airlines World Club, in Detroit. Unlike most of the folks who have paid their $450 for an annual membership — which entitles one to little more than […]

Race to Our Credit: Denial, Privilege and Life as a Majority

Published as a ZNet Commentary, 1/06/05 Sometimes it can be difficult, having a conversation with those whose political views are so diametrically opposed to one’s own. But even more challenging, is having a discussion with someone who simply refuses to accept even the most basic elements of your worldview. At that point, disagreement is less […]

Persecuting the Truth: Claims of Christian Victimization Ring Hollow

Published on, 11/08/03 David Limbaugh, brother of Rush, has been making the rounds lately, promoting his new book, Persecution: How Liberals are Waging War Against Christianity. Therein, Limbaugh claims that the left, broadly defined, is doing everything possible to eliminate all mention of the nation’s majority faith from the public square. Limbaugh digs up […]