Posts Tagged ‘policing’

Tim Wise on the Chauncey DeVega Show 8/19/16 – Trump, White Resentment, Electoral Politics and Crime (Among Other Things)

My appearance on the Chauncey DeVega Show, from August 19 — forgot to post earlier. Here we discuss the bright line connections between the David Duke campaigns of the early 90s and the Donald Trump campaign of 2016: what’s similar, what’s different, and what are the dangers ahead…Also we discuss broader issues of white racial [...]

Armed With a Loaded Footnote: How the Right Rationalizes Racial Disparity

Possibly the only thing worse than racism itself is the pseudo-intellectual way in which some seek to justify it. For instance, consider the standard conservative response to those of us who argue that the criminal justice system is the site of significant racialized unfairness. Whether the subject is racial profiling, stop-and-frisk rates, arrest rates, rates [...]

White Denial: America’s Persistent and Increasingly Dangerous Pastime

This essay was written originally for CNN.com and can be found here. ______ There’s an old saying that it’s hard to know what you don’t know, the premise being that when you’re ignorant about something, you aren’t likely to realize your blind spots. But I’m not so sure. Sometimes, knowing what you don’t know just [...]

“Undoing Racism in the Nation’s Cities” – National League of Cities panel, 8/25/15, Washington DC

My recent appearance on the “Undoing Racism in the Nation’s Cities” panel for the National League of Cities, at the Washington DC Newseum Featuring: Clarence Anthony, CEO, National League of Cities; Karen Freeman-Wilson, Mayor of Gary, Indiana; Tim Wise; Matt Zone, Councilmember, Cleveland, Ohio, and 2nd VP, National League of Cities

Tim Wise on the Rock Newman Show – Race and Racism in America 12/10/14

Tim Wise on the Rock Newman Show (Washington DC, WHUT/PBS), December 10, 2014

Resurrecting Apartheid: White Police and Politicians are Waging War on Black America

It seems like no exaggeration to suggest that at this moment, a half-century after the greatest victories of the civil rights movement, America is drifting backwards towards apartheid. It’s not a word I use lightly, nor one we are accustomed to using when describing our current condition. Indeed, its not even a word that most [...]

Stop-and-Frisk – The High School Senior (WhereIamGoing.org) Powerful Video

Amazingly powerful video from the whereiamgoing.org project, calling attention to the dehumanizing and patently unjust practice of stop-and-frisk in NYC. Pass it around and join the fight against racial profiling!