Posts Tagged ‘white denial’

Personal Responsibility in the Struggle Against Racism: White Fragility and the Pathology of Privilege – All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA (1/31/16)

My presentation at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA (1/31/16) about white fragility, the pathology of privilege and the need for whites to own our role in the struggle against racism and white supremacy.

Racism, Privilege and Denial: Healing White America’s Blindspots (Part 2): All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, 1/30/16

Part 2 of my dialogue/workshop with folks at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA, January 30, 2016

Racism, Privilege and Denial: Healing White America’s Blindspots (Part One): All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA 1/30/16

Part 1 of my two-part workshop/seminar with folks at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA, 1/30/16

White Denial: America’s Persistent and Increasingly Dangerous Pastime

This essay was written originally for CNN.com and can be found here. ______ There’s an old saying that it’s hard to know what you don’t know, the premise being that when you’re ignorant about something, you aren’t likely to realize your blind spots. But I’m not so sure. Sometimes, knowing what you don’t know just [...]

Race is a Political Project: Reflections on Why Your Black Friend (Or Candidate) Is Irrelevant

Sometimes the act of denial is the thing that condemns you. It simply gives away too much, suggesting that it was intended more to convince the one issuing it than the one to whom it was offered. And so, when addicts insist to their interventionists that they haven’t a drug or alcohol problem, we generally [...]

Tim Wise Opening Statement – “White in America” Panel on SiriusXM with Karen Hunter, 6/30/15

My opening comments during the “White in America” panel on SiriuxXM with Karen Hunter. The full program will be available soon, but here is my first statement during the discussion. The conversation took place, June 30th in NYC.

The Crime of Innocence: White Denial, Black Rebellion and the Cost of American Obliviousness

Though perhaps overused, there are few statements that so thoroughly burrow to the heart of the nation’s racial condition as the following, written fifty-three years ago by James Baldwin: …this is the crime of which I accuse my country and my countrymen and for which neither I nor time nor history will ever forgive them, [...]

Tim Wise on CNN 11/26/14 -Racism, Ferguson and White Denial (w/Chris Cuomo and Charles Blow)

My appearance on CNN with Chris Cuomo and Charles Blow, 11/26/14 discussing the post-Ferguson rebellion and white denial regarding racism and law enforcement

Tim Wise on Whiteness and Southern Identity – Lexington KY, December, 2014

Q&A session after my talk at the MOSAIIC conference, December, 2014…this discussion is specifically about how white southerners come to issues of race…

Tim Wise Speech – “Racism, White Denial and Criminal Justice: Ferguson and Beyond,” 12/5/2014 – Lexington, KY

My keynote speech at the MOSAIIC conference, 12/5/2014 in Lexington KY at the Lyric Theatre, organized by Bluegrass Community and Technical College.