Posts Tagged ‘media and race’

Culture of Cruelty: An Interview With Tim Wise About His Forthcoming Book

Here’s my recent interview with Felicia Gustin of War Times, in which we discuss my upcoming book, Culture of Cruelty: How America’s Elite Demonize the Poor March 14, 2013 Tim Wise is one of the most prominent anti-racist writers and educators in the United States. He is the author of six books including Dear White [...]

Tim Wise on CNN Newsroom: “Racial Typecasting in Hollywood & Advertising,” 2/16/13

This is the second half of a longer discussion on CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon, 2/16/13, in which several guests, myself included, discussed the way in which actors of color are too often typecast in roles, in ways intended to keep white consumers comfortable. Part One of the discussion, which featured commercial actor, Jamison Reeves, [...]

Race, Class, Violence and Denial: Mass Murder and the Pathologies of Privilege

The senselessness alone would have been sufficient. So too the sheer horror. The devastated families, the tapestry of their lives ripped apart, would have been more than enough to make the events at Sandy Hook Elementary almost too weighty to bear. Much as they were more than a decade before at Columbine, or in any [...]

Tim Wise on White Anxiety and The Future of Multiracial Democracy (GRIT TV), 11/16/12

Here’s an extended discussion of racism, white anxiety, institutional power and the future of multiracial democracy, from GRIT TV with Laura Flanders. This interview was conducted on November 16, 2012 at the Facing Race 2012 Conference in Baltimore.

A Kick in the Gut(feld): Racism, Welfare Dependence, and FOX’s Clown Prince of Prejudice

I’m not sure how he managed to finagle a slot on any news-related show, but Greg Gutfeld — possibly the most consistently mendacious member of the FOX News roundtable program “The Five,” and whose most important accomplishment was an accident of timing (he just so happened to go to high school with Barry Bonds) — [...]

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 [...]

Trayvon Martin, White America and the Return of Dred Scott

For a while now we’ve known that there were significant numbers of white Americans who wanted to “take their country back” to some mythical period of the nation’s hagiographic past. We’ve known it because they’ve told us so, as often and endlessly as their lungs will allow. Little did we realize, however, that for at [...]

Tim Wise on Melissa Harris-Perry Show – MSNBC – 3/25/12 – Discussing Race, Nostalgia & “Mad Men”

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Tim Wise on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show – MSNBC – 3/25/12 – Discussing Trayvon Martin Case

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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 [...]