Posts Tagged ‘police shootings’

No Real Angels in Hell: Police Violence, Black Lives and the White Obsession With Perfect Victims

It is increasingly apparent that white Americans hate the Constitution. Not all white people and not the entire Constitution of course; but certainly a frightening lot of us and some of the most important parts. We love the Second Amendment — at least in so far as it protects our right to bear arms, even […]

Tim Wise on 101.1 The Beat w/Dolewite – Race, Policing and Whiteness in America

These are several short clips from Tim Wise’s recent appearance with Dolewite on 101.1 The Beat (Nashville), to discuss recent police shootings and their relationship to racial inequality in America. In this first clip, Wise responds to common white deflections about racism, and explores the selective way in which white Americans choose to remember (or […]

Tim Wise on “Breaking Through” (w/Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner) 7/11/16: Discussion on White Anti-Racism

Tim Wise discussion with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner (, re: white antiracism and allyship

Tim Wise on CBS 48 Hours: “Bringing a Nation Together” July 9, 2016

Segment from CBS 48 Hours Special, “Bringing a Nation Together” featuring commentary from Terrie Williams, Michael Eric Dyson and Tim Wise among others… View More: Live News|More News Videos  

Blue Lies Matter: Exposing Police Propaganda and the Right’s Assault on Justice

It’s always easier to be thought of as a hero, I suppose. The adulation, the uncritical praise, the unadorned love and devotion of millions must be nice; and especially when you’ve grown rather used to it. In the wake of 9/11 — after which tragic day millions of Americans began donning NYPD caps and shirts […]

We Don’t Need Nice, We Need Justice: Racism and the Moral Blindness of White America

This past week, Chris Rock noted in an interview that in his estimation, America is producing the nicest white people in its history. Perhaps. But if so, this only suggests the pitiable limits of niceness and its utter irrelevance for the production of something approaching justice, or for that matter even insight. And if so, […]