Posts Tagged ‘white racial resentment’

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Tim Wise Speech – Philadelphia, PA (Moonstone Arts Center – Martin Delany Celebration 2012)

My speech in Philadelphia for the Moonstone Arts Center’s celebration of the Birth/Life of Martin Delany, 2012…

Tim Wise Sermon – First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

My speech at First Unitarian Church, Philadelphia, for the celebration of Martin Delany’s birthday, 2012

Of Children and Inkblots: Trayvon Martin and the Psychopathology of Whiteness

Write this down if you need to. Tweet it to yourself. Put it on your Facebook wall, never to be deleted from your ever-growing and cluttered timeline. Memorize it. Trayvon Martin is not an inkblot, the meaning of which is yours to interpret. He is not a walking Rorschach, whom one is free to see […]

Trayvon Martin, White America and the Return of Dred Scott

For a while now we’ve known that there were significant numbers of white Americans who wanted to “take their country back” to some mythical period of the nation’s hagiographic past. We’ve known it because they’ve told us so, as often and endlessly as their lungs will allow. Little did we realize, however, that for at […]

Tim Wise on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show – MSNBC – 3/25/12 – Discussing Trayvon Martin Case

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Tim Wise Speech on White Anxiety in a Changing Nation – U. of Arizona – 3/23/12

Trayvon Martin, White Denial and the Unacceptable Burden of Blackness in America

By now, you probably know the shameful details, but they are worth repeating, in any event. On the evening of February 26, George Zimmerman, a self-appointed “neighborhood watch captain” in an Orlando suburb, shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin. Because Martin was black. And no, don’t even think of rolling your eyes at the […]

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 […]