Posts Tagged ‘n-word’

Tim Wise on CNN 7/2/13 – Discussing Social Media Reaction to CNN’s Special on the N-Word

My appearance on CNN with Ashleigh Banfield, Don Lemon and Safiya Songhai, discussing reaction — good, bad and otherwise — on social media, to Don’s special on the N-word from the previous evening…

Tim Wise on CNN – Racism and Racial Slurs (Part Two) 7/1/13

My second salvo on CNN tonight, discussing racial slurs and racism in America. In this clip, LeVar Burton discusses how he responds to police, and I discuss how fundamentally different the white experience is with law enforcement…

Tim Wise on CNN – Special Program on Racial Slurs and Racism in America 7/1/13

Here’s my first salvo in the CNN special tonight on the N-Word, racial slurs and racism in America, more broadly…

Tim Wise on CNN – The N-Word, Racial Slurs and Race in America 6/29/13

Here’s a segment on the N-word, racial slurs and racism in America, to which I contributed a portion…but the rest of the segment is interesting too, so take a look…This includes previously posted material, but in the context of the larger segment is, I think, stronger…

Revisiting a Past Essay — Honky Wanna Cracker? Examining the Myth of Reverse Racism

In light of reports that Trayvon Martin referred to George Zimmerman as a “crazy-ass cracker” while talking on his cell phone prior to being shot and killed by the latter, many have suggested (including Zimmerman’s defense attorney) that it was Martin, rather than Zimmerman who introduced race to the confrontation with his client that night. [...]

Tim Wise on CNN 6/27/13 – On Racism, Language and The Power of Slurs

Discussing “Dr” Laura’s Racist Rant, the use of the n-word, and white racism on CNN, 8/14/10

Tim Wise discusses “Dr.” Laura’s racist rant, the use of the n-word, and the larger issue of racism on CNN, 8/14/10

Dr. Laura – She’s Not Really a Doctor, But She May Need One…(RABID RACIST ALERT)

Well, well, well. Dr. Laura Schlessinger — the radio “doctor” who isn’t really a Doctor in any real sense (and no, getting a PhD in physiology for writing a dissertation on “Effects of Insulin on 3-0-Methylglucose Transport in Isolated Rat Adipocytes” doesn’t count when you pose as a psychologist and counselor) — has finally gone [...]

Honky Wanna Cracker? Examining the Myth of “Reverse Racism”

Published as a ZNet Commentary, June 30, 2002 Recently, while I was speaking to a group of high school students, I was asked why I only seemed to be concerned about white racism towards people of color, and not racism from people of color towards whites. We had been discussing racial slurs, and several white [...]