Posts Tagged ‘Martin Luther King Jr’

Deflecting the Dream: Right Wing Lies About Black America (and the Facts to Counter Them)

As we reflect on this past week’s commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, hearing the guttural effluent spewing from the mouths of America’s right-wing makes it clear where they would have stood — and where most of their ideological forbears did — a half century ago. Just as the nation’s most [...]

Tim Wise on MSNBC’s The Cycle: Upholding the Legacy of the March on Washington

My appearance today on MSNBC’s The Cycle, along with longtime friend and colleague Barbara Arnwine, discussing the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the ongoing struggle for justice Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Remembering the REAL Martin Luther King Jr…

So, yeah, when Rush Limbaugh says that people tell him he “sounds like MLK” (or at least more so than the President), yeah, um, neither of y’all do…in Limbaugh’s case, I doubt he’s ever read a single one of MLKs books or listened to any speech beyond the “Dream Speech,” and even then he didn’t [...]

Flashback: Affirmative Action Debate, 2007: Destroying Conservative Nonsense

Oh damn…somebody just sent me this and reminded of how much fun I had thoroughly eviscerating right-wing nonsense in a debate back in 2007 on affirmative action for the now venerable IQ-squared debate series. I was teamed up with my friend Kimberle Crenshaw (of Columbia and UCLA Law Schools), and Khin Mai Aung of the [...]

Tim Wise at Providence College, “Diversity, Racism and the Trouble With Colorblindness,” February 20, 2013

My entire speech at Providence College, 2/20/2013. By all means, watch the entire speech, rather than the snippets posted by various websites, which they are using so as to suggest that I “attacked the Catholic Church,” or demeaned Catholicism — both of which are absurd arguments made by liars…which is to say, by right-wingers. Same [...]

Insights and Outbursts – Volume 1

These are short clips of longer speeches, focused on a particular narrow theme. Literally, sound bytes or a little more. For descriptions of each clip, click below the audio player, where it says “Read the rest of this entry…”  

Tim Wise MLK Speech 2010 – Fountain Baptist Church – Summit NJ

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.

Of Republican Race Cards and White Denial

It’s official. The symbolic head of the Republican Party is not Ronald Reagan. It’s Pee-Wee Herman. It was Herman after all, as portrayed by comic actor Paul Reubens, whose only comeback to every criticism was, “I know you are but what am I?” And it is this mantra — this maddening, childlike, playground-worthy, makes-me-wanna-slap-you-in-your-damned-face mantra [...]

Thinking While Black: Barack Obama, Race and the Politics of Conservative Smears

Forget Barack Obama’s praise for legal scholar Derrick Bell. Never mind his decades-long association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Neither of these connections will matter once you get a load of what I’ve uncovered: a linkage between the president and someone at least as radical if not more so than either of those. A man [...]

Essay for CNN: What Is Post-Racial? Reflections on Denial and Reality

Here is my just released essay for CNN, addressing the subject of “What is ‘post-racial’?” What is Post-Racial? Reflections on Denial and Reality Short (for me), but to the point and easily digested, with hyperlinks to sources provided…