Posts Tagged ‘racial wealth gap’

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” on CSPAN’s BookTV, San Francisco, 6/23/10

Author Tim Wise debates the racial meaning, if any, of the election of Barack Obama. He suggests that American society may be farther away from racial equity than many would think. The book launch event in San Francisco was held at the publisher’s book store, City Lights. Watch full video

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 […]

Pardon You: Racism, Reparations and the Politics of Blame (as Explained by Henry Louis Gates Jr.)

As a writer, there are times when you have something to say, and yet no particular “hook” upon which to hang the missive you are burning to release. In these moments, it is often best to wait, to hold on to the material you find so compelling, secure in the knowledge that soon enough something […]

Tim Wise at Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL., 2/1/10

Open Your Mind Lecture Series – Oakwood University – Tim Wise spoke February 1, 2010 in Moran Hall.

MLK Day Presentation, 2010 – Fountain Baptist Church, Summit, NJ

Tim Wise delivers a Keynote address for MLK Day, January, 2010 at Fountain Baptist Church, Summit New Jersey. Listen to the speech

Tim Wise on Air America, discussing racism, the health care town halls, and white backlash to President Obama

Tim Wise on Air America, discussing racism, the health care town halls, and white backlash to President Obama, August 2009. Listen to the interview.

“Between Barack and a Hard Place,” on CSPAN’s Book TV, WPC 10, Memphis, 4/4/09

Author Tim Wise delivers a keynote address at the 10th Annual White Privilege Conference in Memphis, TN, April 4, 2009 Watch full video

When Exceptions Prove the Rule: Poverty, Whiteness and Privilege

As someone who writes regularly on the subject of white privilege, I am often electronically attacked by those who insist that the very notion of such a thing is a mere figment of my imagination: well, mine, and that of all the other “race hustlers” out there. “Don’t you know that millions of white people […]