Posts Tagged ‘racism and children’

To My Baby Girl, After the Terror (FLASHBACK ESSAY)

On a day such as this — 9/11 — it is understandable that one might find oneself in a retrospective mood. As I thought about new things I might write, I realized that what I wrote immediately after the event was just as appropriate as anything new I could have said. While I have become […]

Tim Wise on CNN Newsroom, 8/9/10 – Key Points for Effective Racial Dialogue

Here is Tim Wise’s appearance on CNN last week to discuss the key points necessary to any effective race dialogue.

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Glenn Beck? Racism and White Privilege on the Liberal-Left

This is the second part of a two-part series on racism on the right and left of the United States’ political/ideological spectrum. Part one, which can be found here, provided the reader with a working definition of racism, and then explored how racism at both the ideological and institutional levels is connected to and enhanced […]

New Research Confirms: Racism Bad for Racists, Not Just Their Targets

Interesting piece (excerpted from an upcoming book), on how racism and racial bias is unhealthy for those who practice it and manifest it. Yet more evidence to support the claim that whites have a self-interest in challenging our own implicit biases (to say nothing of the more explicit ones)…Read the article here. Order the book […]

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 the Tavis Smiley TV Show, 6/28/10

Here is my June 28th, 2010 interview with Tavis Smiley on his PBS Television Show, filmed in Los Angeles. Watch Tim Wise: Monday, 6/28/10 on PBS. See more from Tavis Smiley.

“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 […]

“But Some of My Best Friends are Black!” Speech at Villanova, 3/29/10

Tim Wise speaks at Villanova University, March 29, 2010