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Tim Wise: Snatching Victory from the Jaws of Defeat

I t was with great relief and somewhat to my surprise, that on Monday, June 22 the Supreme Court issued its decisions on affirmative action, which, although something of a mixed bag for supporters, nonetheless must be considered a victory within the current political climate.  Despite the efforts of the Bush administration, and the clamoring Read more…

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Tim Wise: title(“Racial Profiling And It’s Apologists”)

It’s just good police work.” So comes the insistence by many—usually whites—that concentrating law enforcement efforts on blacks and Latinos is a perfectly legitimate idea. To listen to some folks tell it, the fact that people of color commit a disproportionate amount of crime (a claim that is true for some but not all offenses) Read more…

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Tim Wise: Exploring the Depths of Racist Socialization

Every now and then a lesson comes easy. Other times we learn things by accident, if at all. And inevitably it seems, the lessons that matter most, often come from the least likely sources, and at the most inopportune moments. So much so, that if we aren’t paying close attention, we’ll miss them altogether. Such Read more…

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