Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

Racism, Conservatism and the War on the Poor: Clip from White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America (2013)

A segment from my 2013 documentary, White Like Me: Race, Racism and White Privilege in America. In this 10-11 minute clip, we discuss the role of race and racism in explaining conservative anti-government ideology from the 1960s to the present. WE WANT OUR COUNTRY BACK !!! Posted by Brian Whittle on Sunday, April 3, 2016

Tim Wise on America’s Culture of Cruelty – Interview on KGNU, Boulder – 2016

My interview on KGNU Boulder, concerning my new book, Under the Affluence, the nation’s culture of cruelty, and the relationship between economic and racial inequality ¬†in the U.S.

Tim Wise Discusses His New Book, “Under the Affluence,” on the Tavis Smiley Show (PBS), 10/15/15

My appearance on the Tavis Smiley Show, October 15, 2015 to discuss my new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America

Tim Wise Discusses His New Book, “Under the Affluence,” on the Laura Flanders Show, 10/13/15

My discussion with Laura Flanders about racism, the class system and my new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, which aired on October 13, 2015.

How Racism Explains America’s Class Divide and Culture of Economic Cruelty (An Excerpt from Under the Affluence)

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015). _____ That the United States has long had a less complete system of social safety nets than most other industrialized nations is by now well established. [...]

Of Gods and Monsters: Valorizing the Rich in a Culture of Cruelty

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor,¬†Praising the Rich and Jeopardizing the Future of America (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015) This section explores the way that many (especially on the right) valorize the wealthy and insist that unlike the poor — the so-called “takers” in society — [...]

Poverty Denialism in a Culture of Cruelty: Bashing the Poor as Right-Wing Amusement

The following is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Culture of Cruelty: How America’s Elite Demonize the Poor, Valorize the Rich and Jeopardize the Future (San Francisco: City Lights, 2015) This section explores the way that many (especially on the right) downplay or dismiss the problem of poverty and the hardship faced by the [...]

Because They Hate: Health Care Obstructionism and the Conservative Mind

It’s because they hate. There is no other logical explanation. After all, it’s one thing to oppose a piece of legislation and fight to keep it from being passed because you honestly disagree with it as a matter of principle. Decent people can disagree on policy. But it’s quite another to celebrate like frat boys [...]

For Their Own Good? Contempt, Compassion, and the Conceits of Class Status

I’ve always been wary of those who insisted they were doing something — especially something harsh and perhaps hurtful — for the good of the person who has to bear the potential injury. When a parent swears to their child that the spanking they intend to shortly administer is “going to hurt me more than [...]

Tim Wise, “Fighting the Normalization of Inequality,” All Saints Church, Pasadena, 4/28/13

My presentation at All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, 4/28/13, to discuss the normalization of inequality, and the intersectionality of race, sex, class, militarism, terrorism and environmental catastrophe