Sometimes, white privilege isn’t about stuff. It’s not always about better opportunities, or more money, or even greater access to those things than people of color. Sometimes, white privilege is as simple as knowing that, generally speaking, if you’re white, you’ll be perceived as competent and hard-working until proven otherwise, while people of color — [...]
A 20-minute portion of my speech at Emerson College in Boston, one week after the terrorist bombing there.
Here is a segment from my speech at Emerson College, Boston, MA, delivered one week after the bombing there during the Boston Marathon.
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: [...]
Here’s the Kickstarter campaign for the upcoming White Like Me film. We’re close to making it happen, but any support we can get from longtime supporters and readers (or new ones!) would help tons… To contribute, go here: WHITE LIKE ME brings the work of anti-racist author and educator Tim Wise to the screen, exploring [...]
My presentation at All Saints Church, Pasadena, CA, 4/28/13, to discuss the normalization of inequality, and the intersectionality of race, sex, class, militarism, terrorism and environmental catastrophe
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 [...]
There he goes again, that darn Three Sonorans playing the race card again… I made a comment on Facebook yesterday: [...]