Posts Tagged ‘guns’

The Eyes of Our Whites: Racial Perceptions and Racial Reality in Ferguson and Beyond

You really can’t have it both ways. You cannot praise the Justice Department for, in effect, exonerating officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown—and argue how that report proves that the black community’s outrage over police racism was manufactured—and yet ignore the Department’s companion report (or even worse, criticize it as the […]

Resurrecting Apartheid: White Police and Politicians are Waging War on Black America

It seems like no exaggeration to suggest that at this moment, a half-century after the greatest victories of the civil rights movement, America is drifting backwards towards apartheid. It’s not a word I use lightly, nor one we are accustomed to using when describing our current condition. Indeed, its not even a word that most […]

Clip 5: Tim Wise on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry, 7/20/13: The Racial Implications of Stand Your Ground, Part 2

Clip 5: The racial implications of Stand Your Ground laws, on MHP, 7/20/13 Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Clip 4: Tim Wise on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry: The Racial Implications of Stand Your Ground Laws, 7/20/13

Clip 4 with Melissa Harris-Perry, discussing the racial implications of “Stand Your Ground” Laws in Florida (and elsewhere) Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Of Heroes and Hype: Mass Murder and the Absurdity of the ‘More Guns’ Crowd

As information continues to come in from Newtown, Connecticut — the scene of America’s latest mass killing, this time at an elementary school — there will be much said (and hopefully more to be done) in this nation and culture to diminish the likelihood of such tragedies occurring in the future. But among the least […]

Reflections on a Fraud Supreme: Exposing the Absurdity of Judicial Conservatism

To paraphrase and slightly change an old saying: “It’s better to be thought a liar than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” It’s a maxim that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia should probably have heeded, given his majority opinion in the court’s decision this week, tossing out Washington D.C.’s ban on handguns. For […]