Posts Tagged ‘New Orleans’

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

White Privilege (the Remix): A Play in Three Acts

Surely by now you’ve heard the news. Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. — who TIME Magazine has named one of the most influential persons in the United States, and who is arguably the most cited black scholar on the planet — was recently arrested. This, after breaking into his own home, in Cambridge, Massachusetts [...]