Posts Tagged ‘neo-confederacy’

Historical Memory and the Implicit White Supremacy of American Conservatism

Sometimes racism isn’t about vicious bigotry and hatred towards those with different skin color than your own, let alone a willingness to walk into a church and massacre nine of those others because you think they’re “taking over your country.” Sometimes, racism is manifested in the subtle way a person can dismiss the lived experiences […]

Tim Wise on KCRW/PRI, 6/24/15 – Black Deaths and White Culture: Challenging Racism After Charleston

My appearance on “To the Point” (KCRW/Public Radio International), June 24, 2015 to discuss racism in America in the wake of the Charleston Massacre. An excellent discussion with journalist Jonathan Capehart, author Joshua DuBois, and Janai Nelson, Associate Director-Counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Or, if the above player doesn’t work, you […]

Tim Wise on RT America News, 6/22/15 – The Charleston Massacre and Neo-Confederacy in America

My appearance on RT America News, June 22, 2015 to discuss the Charleston Massacre and the connection between terrorist Dylann Roof and the larger white nationalist and neo-Confederate movement — and specifically the debate over the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in South Carolina.

Heritage of Hate: Dylann Roof, White Supremacy and the Truth About the Confederacy

In the wake of the terrorist killings in Charleston by admitted white nationalist and neo-Confederate Dylann Roof, many a voice have called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the South Carolina statehouse, and in general, from American culture. That flag—actually a battle standard of the army of Northern Virginia during […]

South Carolina White Conservatives Show Their Racist Asses…Again (This is a Historical Constant, Actually…)

But remember everyone…just because we dress up in Civil War period uniforms and pose for pictures with black people in antebellum period clothing (which is to say, black people representing slaves) doesn’t mean we’re a bunch of racist jackasses… Read more about the “party” that brought forth this racist crap here. And know that this is […]

Virginia is for Liars: Neo-Confederate Mythology, Racist Realities and Genuine Southern Heroes

Am I the only one who finds it a bit too coincidental that in the midst of a political season in which conservative whites can be heard screaming that they “want their country back,” the Governor of Virginia should declare April “Confederate History Month?” Or that others would be clamoring for the inclusion of a […]

Rebels Without a Clue, Revisited*: Racism, Neo-Confederacy and the Raising of Historical Illiterates

Published on, February 3, 2006 Here’s a little experiment, in two parts. First, pick a white person, pretty much any white person; then go up to them and mention the subject of slavery, and its consequences for blacks in the United States. Then pull out a stopwatch and time how long it takes for […]

Rebels Without a Clue: Neo-Confederacy and the Ironies of White Supremacy

Published as a ZNet Commentary, June 6, 2000 “Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton, old times there are not forgotten…” We Southerners are famous for wishful thinking. In fact, it’s something of a regional pastime. This should come as no surprise given our interminable heat in the summer, which leaves nearly […]