Posts Tagged ‘Katrina’

Blue Lies Matter: Exposing Police Propaganda and the Right’s Assault on Justice

It’s always easier to be thought of as a hero, I suppose. The adulation, the uncritical praise, the unadorned love and devotion of millions must be nice; and especially when you’ve grown rather used to it. In the wake of 9/11 — after which tragic day millions of Americans began donning NYPD caps and shirts [...]

“Undoing Racism in the Nation’s Cities” – National League of Cities panel, 8/25/15, Washington DC

My recent appearance on the “Undoing Racism in the Nation’s Cities” panel for the National League of Cities, at the Washington DC Newseum Featuring: Clarence Anthony, CEO, National League of Cities; Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana; Tim Wise; Matt Zone, Councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio, and 2nd VP, National League of Cities

Ongoing Debate With Conservative Blogger, A.R. Ward, on Race and Racism in America

Back in November, 2011, I was approached by A.R. Ward, a blogger over at Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment site, and asked if I would be interested in engaging in a debate or dialogue of sorts, regarding the issue of race and racism in America. I knew of A.R. only because, for the previous several months, he [...]

Feeling No Pain – America’s Deepening Culture of Indifference

A segment of a longer speech, delivered on September 22, 2011 at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. In this clip, I discuss the ways in which the U.S. political culture is becoming increasingly indifferent to suffering and injustice, whether in the criminal justice system, with regard to health care, war, bullying or any number of [...]

Social Science Roundup: Scholarship on Katrina, Five Years Later

Today’s social science roundup comes from my friends at Racism Review, and particularly Jessie Daniels, who put together a great post today on the various scholarship on Katrina, race and racism, five years later. Check out the post as there is lots of fantastic material here.

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Glenn Beck? Racism and White Privilege on the Liberal-Left

This is the second part of a two-part series on racism on the right and left of the United States’ political/ideological spectrum. Part one, which can be found here, provided the reader with a working definition of racism, and then explored how racism at both the ideological and institutional levels is connected to and enhanced [...]

Black Power’s Gonna Git You Sucka: Right-Wing Paranoia and the Rhetoric of Modern Racism

Prominent white conservatives are angry about racism. Forget all that talk about a post-racial society. They know better than to believe in such a thing, and they’re hopping mad. What is it that woke them up finally, after all these years of denial, during which they insisted that racism was a thing of the past? [...]

Of Faulty Comparisons and Racial Animosity: Nashville, New Orleans and the Politics of Disaster

As kids go, the two upon whom I have managed to bestow my last name are pretty awesome. Yet, as with all children, there are things they do–as part of the natural process of ego development–that drive me nuts. For instance, the eldest, though she is normally kind and supportive, occasionally drifts into the irritating [...]

MLK Day Presentation, 2010 – Fountain Baptist Church, Summit, NJ

Tim Wise delivers a Keynote address for MLK Day, January, 2010 at Fountain Baptist Church, Summit New Jersey. Listen to the speech

This is How Fascism Comes: Reflections on the Cost of Silence

For those who have seen the ugliness and heard the vitriol emanating from the mouths of persons attending McCain/Palin rallies this past week — what with their demands to kill Barack Obama, slurs that he is a terrorist and a traitor, and paranoid delusions about his crypto-Muslim designs on America — please know this: This [...]