Posts Tagged ‘racial wealth gap’

(FULL) Tim Wise on White Privilege: Racism, White Denial and the Cost of Inequality, 2007

Full-length version of Tim Wise on White Privilege: Racism, White Denial and the Cost of Inequality, Mt. Holyoke College, October, 2007 White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & The Cost of Inequality from KnowYourHistory on Vimeo.

(EXCERPT): Tim Wise on White Privilege: Racism, White Denial & the Cost of Inequality, 2007

Excerpt from the DVD: The Pathology of Privilege: Racism, White Denial & the Costs of Inequality released by: Media Education Foundation For years, acclaimed author and speaker Tim Wise has been electrifying audiences on the college lecture circuit with his deeply personal take on whiteness and white privilege. In this spellbinding lecture, the author of […]

On White Pride and Other Delusions: Reflections on the Rage of the Uninformed

“The price the white American paid for his ticket was to become white…This incredibly limited, not to say dimwitted ambition has choked many a human being to death here: and this, I contend, is because the white American has never accepted the real reasons for his journey. I know very well that my ancestors had […]

Passing the Buck and Missing the Point: Don Imus, White Denial and Racism in America

Let us dispense with the easy stuff, shall we? First, Don Imus’s free speech rights have not been even remotely violated as a result of his firing, either by MSNBC or CBS Radio. The First Amendment protects us against state oppression or legal sanction for our words. It does not entitle everyone with an opinion […]

A Particularly Cheap White Whine: Racism, Scholarships and the Manufacturing of White Victimhood

Consider a few things that have happened in the past month-and-a-half, in no particular order: First, comedian Michael Richards goes on a racist tirade at an L.A. comedy club, screaming the n-word at two black audience members, over and again for several minutes. Then, white students at four entirely different colleges dress up in blackface […]

The Oprah Effect: Black Success, White Denial and the Reality of Racism

“What about Oprah?” So came the question from the middle of the crowded lecture hall, spat out from a contorted face whose owner had just sat through an hour-long talk, the substance of which I can only imagine he had found excruciating. Needing a bit more information before I could confidently respond, I replied the […]

Discover the Nutwork: David Horowitz and the Politics of Ad Hominem Distortion

Published on Counterpunch, www.counterpunch.org, 6/15/05 During my days as a college activist, organizing against U.S. and corporate support for apartheid, I can recall the way in which many students, despite agreeing with the goal of our coalition (namely, divestment from firms that were complicit with the racist government in South Africa), refused to sign any […]

Working for the Man Every Night and Day: Black Conservatives and the Politics of Self-Abuse

Published in LIP Magazine, www.lipmagazine.org, 7/15/04 A few weeks ago, a young man approached me after a speech and handed me a small piece of paper. On it, he said, was the name of a book he thought I should read. Given that the student and I had previously gotten into a bit of a […]

It’s the Racism, Stupid: Bias, Not Affirmative Action Stigmatizes People of Color

Published as a ZNet Commentary, 12/07/03 Sometimes an argument gets made with such regularity that no matter how silly, it nonetheless requires an answer. Indeed the more often it gets made, the more often it calls for rebuttal, since its repetition indicates someone just isn’t getting it. Such is the case with the oft-repeated claim, […]

Denial, Evasion Won’t Solve Racism

Published in the Lexington Herald-Leader, November 10, 2003 Although I’m not psychic, I know what many readers are thinking right now. “Oh no, here we go again, someone else complaining about racism. Why do we have to talk about this? Isn’t it time we moved on?” Well, no actually. No matter how uncomfortable the topic, […]