Posts Tagged ‘reverse discrimination/racism’

Hey White Guys: A Public Service Announcement


Thinking While Black: Barack Obama, Race and the Politics of Conservative Smears

Forget Barack Obama’s praise for legal scholar Derrick Bell. Never mind his decades-long association with the Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Neither of these connections will matter once you get a load of what I’ve uncovered: a linkage between the president and someone at least as radical if not more so than either of those. A man […]

Telling White Lies: Patriotic Correctness and the War on Ethnic Studies

You’re tellin’ white lies You’re tellin’ white lies Well I can see right through that thin disguise Can’t you tell I can tell when you’re telling’ white lies? —Jason and the Scorchers, “White Lies” Forget so-called “political correctness.” In Arizona, there is a far greater threat to free speech and educational integrity — a new […]

Getting What We Deserve? Wealth, Race and Entitlement in America

Everywhere you turn, conservatives are bemoaning the so-called “mentality of entitlement.” To hear such folks tell it, the problem with America is that people think they’re owed something. Of course, income support programs, nutritional assistance, or housing subsidies have long been pilloried by the right for this reason — because they ostensibly encourage people to […]

Tim Wise on CNN, 9/24/11, Discussing Affirmative Action and its Opponents at UC-Berkeley

Here’s video from my interview on CNN, from 9/24/11, regarding the anti-affirmative action “bake sale” at UC-Berkeley. It was edited down a ton, but still, the thrust of my argument in opposition to this silliness comes across…

Crime, Race and the Perils of Profiling

When it comes to rationalizing the mistreatment of people of color, there are few who manage to do it better, or more consistently, than syndicated columnist Mona Charen. So, for instance, when officers from the NYPD’s Street Crimes Unit were acquitted of any wrongdoing after killing Amadou Diallo — whose wallet they mistook for a […]

Tim Wise on CNN (from May, 2011), discussing Donald Trump’s attack on President Obama

Here is the old clip (which I didn’t know had ever been made available, frankly) from CNN, in which I discussed (via telephone) Donald Trump’s absurd, and frankly racist allegations about President Obama’s lack of academic credentials. Dated now, but still a pretty good one…

Race, Intelligence and the Limits of Science: Reflections on the Moral Absurdity of “Racial Realism”

Some things are so predictable that you can very nearly set your clock by them. High on the list of predictable happenings in my own life is the regular and repeated receipt of e-mails or Facebook messages whose authors insist that in my passion for the elimination of racial inequities, I am wasting my time, […]

Racism, Violence and the Irony of Stereotypes

Sometimes you just know it’s going to be a long day. Especially when the subject line of the first e-mail of the morning reads like this: “HEY NIGGER LOVING KIKE…” There are lots of things one can think upon reading such a well-crafted piece of prose. Among them: 1) Ya’ know, there really should be […]

Trump Card: White Denial, Racial Resentment and the Art of the Heel

There is no one in the world more creative than a white person trying to deny their racism, after having said or done something incredibly racist. Whether it’s the Orange County California Republican activist who recently sent around the e-mail with the picture of the Obamas portrayed as chimpanzees, or the folks who show up […]