Posts Tagged ‘white nationalism’

Tim Wise and Carol Anderson on the Tavis Smiley Show, 9/19/17: White Rage in the Age of Trump

My recent appearance alongside Carol Anderson (Emory University) on the Tavis Smiley Show, September 19, 2017

If It’s a Civil War, Pick a Side: Donald Trump, White Nationalism and the Future of America

Sometimes America feels like the movie Groundhog Day: a place where we keep waking up again and again to the same shit, hoping against hope that this time — no really, this time — things will be different. So this time, the videotape of the police officer shooting the unarmed black man (or child, in [...]

Alt+Right+Delete: The Disingenuous and Contradictory Rhetoric of White Nationalism

So now we know: White nationalists have been working more on their wardrobe than tightening up the rhetoric and logic with which they defend and present their worldview. Case in point, Richard Spencer, the Nazi flavor-of-the-month and white nationalist leader whom the media has deemed the movement’s bright and shining star. Although for a while [...]

Tim Wise on the Rock Newman Show, 9/28/16: Police Violence, White Denial, Election 2016 and Movement Building in the Age of Trump

My appearance on the Rock Newman Show to discuss Donald Trump and the politics of prejudice, police accountability and violence, and movement building before and after the November 8 election.

Still a Nazi After All These Years: The Return of David Duke (with Audio)

For so many reasons, I really didn’t want to have to write this. But here we go again. Twenty-six years after his first run for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, lifelong white supremacist, Neo-Nazi and former Klansman David Duke has once again thrown his hat in the ring for the job. As tempting as it [...]

TwitterStorm on David Duke

Here is the Twitter storm I released on David Duke yesterday, after he announced he was running for the U.S. Senate again, in Louisiana. As most of you know, I got my start doing antiracism work in the fight against Duke in 1990 and 1991. This is just a brief and incomplete timeline of Duke’s [...]

Tim Wise Interview with Chauncey DeVega: Trump, White Fragility and Race in America (Feb 4 Podcast)

Here’s my latest interview with cultural critic and writer Chauncey DeVega, from a week or so ago , posted to DeVega’s website on February 4. We discuss Trump(ism), the occupation of the Oregon wildlife preserve by white militants, the 2016 election and the issue of white fragility in America. Always a great time chatting with [...]

Tim Wise on RT America News, 6/22/15 – The Charleston Massacre and Neo-Confederacy in America

My appearance on RT America News, June 22, 2015 to discuss the Charleston Massacre and the connection between terrorist Dylann Roof and the larger white nationalist and neo-Confederate movement — and specifically the debate over the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the statehouse grounds in South Carolina.

Brief Thoughts on Superiority and Self-Doubt (White Racial Edition)

Just received a fascinating e-mail. Literal word-for-word, as follows: “I’m very proud of being a white male, and I don’t care what you say! White people are the BEST!” I have long wondered, amid such declarations of presumed superiority, exactly whom are these folks trying to convince? Surely they cannot expect that such a missive [...]

Responding to a Young Reactionary: White Privilege, Judaism and the Making of Sloppy Analogies

After a quarter-century of antiracism work, either as an activist or educator, there are a few things I’ve learned about the reactionaries and right-wingers at whom my work has long been aimed. First, that they won’t go away just because we ignore them, or decide that their arguments are unworthy of intellectual consideration. Especially in [...]