Posts Tagged ‘white denial’

Tim Wise on CNN – Racism and Racial Slurs (Part Two) 7/1/13

My second salvo on CNN tonight, discussing racial slurs and racism in America. In this clip, LeVar Burton discusses how he responds to police, and I discuss how fundamentally different the white experience is with law enforcement…

Tim Wise on CNN – Special Program on Racial Slurs and Racism in America 7/1/13

Here’s my first salvo in the CNN special tonight on the N-Word, racial slurs and racism in America, more broadly…

Tim Wise on CNN – The N-Word, Racial Slurs and Race in America 6/29/13

Here’s a segment on the N-word, racial slurs and racism in America, to which I contributed a portion…but the rest of the segment is interesting too, so take a look…This includes previously posted material, but in the context of the larger segment is, I think, stronger…

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 […]

Hearing No Evil: The Amazing Obtuseness of Campus Conservatives

Seems like every young conservative with a phone cam thinks they’re James O’Keefe. Sadly for them, since there’s no Andrew Breitbart left to selectively edit and post their handiwork, thereby making it seem a lot more damning than it really is, they’re reduced to making even the most obvious, historically inarguable comments by those of […]

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 – Black History Month Speech, “Allyship and the Struggle for Justice,” 2/11/13, Harpeth Hall School, Nashville, TN

My February 11th speech at Harpeth Hall School, a Nashville school for young women, grades 5-12. This was their annual Black History Month Assembly, and the first time I have ever been called upon to speak to an audience ranging in age from 10 to 18 all at once – Yikes! But despite the challenge […]

Ongoing Debate With Conservative Blogger, A.R. Ward, on Race and Racism in America

Back in November, 2011, I was approached by A.R. Ward, a blogger over at Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment site, and asked if I would be interested in engaging in a debate or dialogue of sorts, regarding the issue of race and racism in America. I knew of A.R. only because, for the previous several months, he […]

Race, Class, Violence and Denial: Mass Murder and the Pathologies of Privilege

The senselessness alone would have been sufficient. So too the sheer horror. The devastated families, the tapestry of their lives ripped apart, would have been more than enough to make the events at Sandy Hook Elementary almost too weighty to bear. Much as they were more than a decade before at Columbine, or in any […]