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 [...]
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Tim Wise – Combating Racism: From Ferguson to the Voting Booth to the Border (Speech at Eastern Washington University – 2/24/15)
Tim Wise presentation, Feb 24, 2015 at Eastern Washington University.
Although I am hardly known for waxing nostalgic over the American past or its white people in particular, there is one thing that can be said for such folks in the old days. When they were bigots, they were honest enough to just tell you. No prevarication, no hesitation, no pretending to be enlightened or [...]
Nazis like shortcuts. Maybe it’s because of their aversion to work, which is mighty difficult to do when you spend all day on the Stormfront web board, talking about your favorite Norse God, or newest tattoo, or how the reason you can’t find a job is because the blacks and Mexicans took them all; the [...]
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 [...]
A radio-based presentation/seminar from 2006, in which I analyze the longstanding tendency for so many white, lower-middle class/working class voters to vote against their apparent economic interests — by supporting candidates whose economic policies benefit mostly the wealthy — and attempt to explain why this happens. Specifically, I explore the inadequacies of existing theories to [...]
Here is my 2010 MLK Day Speech at Fountain Baptist Church in Summit, NJ. I posted this before, but I have just started using Soundcloud and uploading audio files there, so because this one sometimes doesn’t work on the old server where it was located, I have put it here.
Clip On Intergenerational Movement Building, from New Film Featuring Angela Davis and Tim Wise, in Conversation
Here’s a clip on intergenerational movement building, from the newly-released film, “Vocabulary of Change,” which features a public dialogue between Angela Davis and Tim Wise that took place in May, 2011 in Oakland, California. The full film (and Discussion Guide) can be purchased from SpeakOut, here
This commentary is rated MA for mature audiences. It contains some foul language, although honestly, only so much as is needed to get the damned point across. Parental discretion is advised… Attention to all self-proclaimed liberals and progressives. I would like to properly introduce you to a man about whom you’ve heard much — especially [...]