A brief clip from Shakti Butler’s powerful film, “Cracking the Codes” (World Trust Films, 2012). In this clip (filmed back in 2010 but clearly as relevant as ever), I briefly recount my experiences with law enforcement officials, and an experiment I do with them at the outset of our conversation, which demonstrates how automatic racial [...]
Posts Tagged ‘racial profiling’
Poor Bill O’Reilly. I mean, it’s not as if we should actually expect him to know anything about black people or black culture in America. This is the guy, you’ll recall, who was actually amazed — amazed — a few years ago when he went to Sylvia’s restaurant in Harlem, only to discover that black [...]
Sometimes one has to wonder: are conservatives really that obtuse, or do they deliberately distort facts and data for political effect? Either way, let there be no mistake, Crystal Wright, who blogs under the moniker “Conservative Black Chick,” is possibly the most unadulterated prototype of a reality-challenged right-wing zombie ever to take up bandwidth, and [...]
My appearance on MSNBC’s NOW With Alex Wagner (Joy-Ann Reid hosting), to discuss the right-wing freakout over the so-called “racial double standard” in crime reporting between the shooting of Trayvon Martin and Australian baseball player Chris Lane. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
Excellent commentary from MSNBC contributor Joy-Ann Reid on why NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s defense of stop-and-frisk policies is utterly without merit… Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
My appearance on Disrupt with Karen Finney on MSNBC, along with Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, from August 3. We’re discussing the right-wing rhetoric on race and their cultural critiques of the black community since the Zimmerman trial. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy
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!
Predictably, white conservatives are at it again: blaming black people specifically, and black culture more broadly, for various crises facing the African American communities of this nation. In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, and black anger over the racial suspicions that animated Zimmerman’s decision to follow Trayvon Martin the night he was killed [...]
My appearance on Al-Jazeera’s The Stream, to discuss implicit racial bias and the modern face of racism. With Maya Wiley and David Williams.
FLASHBACK ESSAY: Color-Conscious, White Blind (15 Years Later: Still Responding to the Same Nonsense)
This essay of mine was original published in LIP Magazine, in October, 1998, as “Color-Conscious, White-Blind: Race, Crime and Pathology in America.” I am reposting it because it struck me that with all the conservative noise about how black folks need to worry less about racism and more about “black on black crime,” the analysis [...]