Posts Tagged ‘reverse discrimination/racism’

Tim Wise on HuffPost Live, July 8, 2013 Discussing His Upcoming Film, “White Like Me”

Here’s my appearance today on HuffPost Live with Marc Lamont Hill, to discuss racism, white privilege and my new soon-to-be-released film, White Like Me. Joined by Michael Eric Dyson. We ended up squaring off against white supremacists/nationalists, Jared Taylor and Matthew Heimbach‚Ķentertaining to say the least…

Whine Merchants: Privilege, Inequality and the Persistent Myth of White Victimhood

But what about us? It’s a question of which white folks seem never to tire when discussing subjects like affirmative action, or other diversity initiatives intended to expand opportunity and access for people of color in higher education and the job market. Whenever these matters are broached, the vast majority of us rush to protest: [...]

Flashback: Affirmative Action Debate, 2007: Destroying Conservative Nonsense

Oh damn…somebody just sent me this and reminded of how much fun I had thoroughly eviscerating right-wing nonsense in a debate back in 2007 on affirmative action for the now venerable IQ-squared debate series. I was teamed up with my friend Kimberle Crenshaw (of Columbia and UCLA Law Schools), and Khin Mai Aung of the [...]

Tim Wise at the University of San Francisco – February 26, 2013

My talk at USF, 2.26.13  

Bigots and Their Enablers: Reflections on Racism, Both Individual and Systemic

It’s one of those stories that can leave even the most jaded and cynical critic of racist thinking scratching their head; the kind that manages to shock even those of us for whom acts of bigotry and intolerance seem all-too-typical, and who have, sadly, come to expect them in a culture such as this. And [...]

Tim Wise on White Anxiety and The Future of Multiracial Democracy (GRIT TV), 11/16/12

Here’s an extended discussion of racism, white anxiety, institutional power and the future of multiracial democracy, from GRIT TV with Laura Flanders. This interview was conducted on November 16, 2012 at the Facing Race 2012 Conference in Baltimore.

Tim Wise on “The Rundown With Sirota & Brown,” AM 630, Denver – 10/17/12

Here’s my appearance from 10/17 on “The Rundown With Sirota and Brown,” on Denver’s AM 630. David Sirota used to have me on his old show quite often, and now appears opposite conservative host Michael Brown (yes, THAT one, as in, Michael “You’re Doing a Heckuva’ Job Brownie,” Brown, the former hapless FEMA director under [...]

What’s the Matter With White Folks? Race, Class and Voting Behavior in U.S. Elections

A radio-based presentation/seminar from 2006, in which I analyze the longstanding tendency for so many white, lower-middle class/working class voters to vote against their apparent economic interests — by supporting candidates whose economic policies benefit mostly the wealthy — and attempt to explain why this happens. Specifically, I explore the inadequacies of existing theories to [...]

Of Republican Race Cards and White Denial

It’s official. The symbolic head of the Republican Party is not Ronald Reagan. It’s Pee-Wee Herman. It was Herman after all, as portrayed by comic actor Paul Reubens, whose only comeback to every criticism was, “I know you are but what am I?” And it is this mantra — this maddening, childlike, playground-worthy, makes-me-wanna-slap-you-in-your-damned-face mantra [...]

If It Walks Like a Duck and Talks Like a Duck: Racism, Bigotry and the Death of Respectable Conservatism

For the most part, I’ve tried to be restrained. Although conservatives accuse those of us on the left of thinking that all critiques of President Obama are rooted in racism, this has certainly never been my argument. Indeed, I’ve written two books highly critical of Obama’s positions on a number of issues (from a place [...]