Posts Tagged ‘Trayvon Martin’

Choosing Whiteness or Humanity: Jordan Davis and the Minimizing of Black Pain

And so a despairing ritual has once again played out, and once again in a Florida courtroom, where apparently some number of jurors find it difficult to accept that a young black male might not be to blame for his own murder; that his killing might actually have been completely and entirely unjustified. Then again, [...]

Tim Wise on MSNBC’s NOW, 8/23/13 – Race, Crime and So-Called “Double Standards” of Outrage

My appearance on MSNBC’s NOW With Alex Wagner (Joy-Ann Reid hosting), to discuss the right-wing freakout over the so-called “racial double standard” in crime reporting between the shooting of Trayvon Martin and Australian baseball player Chris Lane. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

What’s the Matter With White People? A Modest Call for Personal Responsibility

Predictably, white conservatives are at it again: blaming black people specifically, and black culture more broadly, for various crises facing the African American communities of this nation. In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, and black anger over the racial suspicions that animated Zimmerman’s decision to follow Trayvon Martin the night he was killed [...]

To the Character Assassins of Trayvon Martin (and his real one): Martin Bashir Lays You Out…

Martin Bashir lays the blam on those who have chosen to assassinate the character of Trayvon Martin and make excuses for George Zimmerman…

Crime, Race and the Politics of White Deflection

Amid conservative exhortations that black leaders are “too focused on racism,” and insufficiently concerned about “black-on-black crime” — which claims are commonly made whenever racism is in the news, but have been especially ubiquitous in the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict — a few points are, it seems, in order. First, the charge is [...]

Tim Wise on Lyrical Rhapsody w/Ginnie Love and Samaria Graham: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman and Race in America – 7/17/13

Here is my conversation with Ginnie Love and Samaria Graham last week, on the Zimmerman verdict, the killing of Trayvon Martin and race in America

Racism, the Zimmerman Verdict and Parenting While Black in America

The takeaway for white folks on the Zimmerman verdict and race in America…from the Media Education Foundation blog (the folks who produced my upcoming film, White Like Me)

Tim Wise on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry, 7/21/13: The Value of Protest

Clip from MHP, discussing the importance of protest for the building of social movements. With Blair Kelley, David Webb and Zillah Eisenstein. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Channel Surfing With White America: Racism, George Zimmerman and the Power of Denial

This essay was originally published as “White America, the George Zimmerman Trial, and the Power of Denial,” at thegrio.com ___ And now, back to what really matters. The Royal Baby is overdue. When will Kate deliver? And Honey Boo-Boo is back! Oh Thank God, and with a scratch-and-sniff insert in People magazine and Us Weekly, [...]

Clip 5: Tim Wise on MSNBC with Melissa Harris-Perry, 7/20/13: The Racial Implications of Stand Your Ground, Part 2

Clip 5: The racial implications of Stand Your Ground laws, on MHP, 7/20/13 Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy