Posts Tagged ‘post-racial liberalism’

Bikini Liberalism: Juan Williams, Implicit Bias and the Trouble With NPR

I’ve never been a fan of Juan Williams. Far too chummy with his FOX News colleagues and too eager to attack longstanding civil rights leaders in the name of supposedly courageous political “independence,” Williams is one I have never thought to defend before. But today such a defense is deserved. Williams, it turns out, has […]

Netroots Nation 2010 – Civil Rights Panel, 7/24/10

Tim Wise discusses why progressive movements must be explicitly anti-racist. View other speakers and original post on

“Colorblind” on the Tavis Smiley Radio Show, 7/9/10

Colorblind Ambition: The Rise of Post Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity

It was summer 2004 when most of us first became familiar with Barack Obama. Then an Illinois state senator, the U.S. senate candidate delivered the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Boston: the first of his many now-famous orations on a national stage. Therein he delivered several applause lines, but none were as […]

In Search of Post-Racial America

I have to admit, I was disappointed. After all, to hear lots of folks tell it we are now living in “post-racial America,” all because Barack Obama is to become the nation’s 44th president in a couple of months. So, imagine my surprise when I contacted the labor department, in search of evidence to sustain […]

Uh-Obama: Racism, White Voters and the Myth of Color-Blindness

Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write, at least not as soon as I am now compelled to write it: It may well be the case that the United States is on its way to electing a person of color as President. Make no mistake, I realize the way that any number of factors, […]

Is Sisterhood Conditional?: White Women and the Rollback of Affirmative Action

Published in the National Women’s Studies Association Journal, Fall 1998, 10:3 Despite the significant benefits to white women from affirmative action programs in education, employment, and contracting; and despite the likelihood that gender discrimination, like its racial counterpart, would intensify in the absence of these programs, white women have been noticeably absent from the front […]