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Tim Wise: Protest, Uprisings, and Race War

Those who have rarely been the target of organized police gangsterism are once again lecturing those who have about how best to respond to it

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Tim Wise: You don’t speak for me

Interview on how white privilege played out in Charlottesville, and the “defining moment” America faces

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Tim Wise: Trump, David Duke and the Bigotry That’s Risen From the Shadows

‘There Was a Market for White Resentment’

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Tim Wise: Mimicry Is Not Solidarity

Allyship involves working with people of color, not speaking for them

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Tim Wise: Black Reality and White Denial in America

That so much of white America cannot see the shapes made out so clearly by most of black America cannot be a mere coincidence

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Tim Wise: No Innocence Left to Kill: Racism, Injustice and Explaining America to My Daughter

You remember, forever and forever, that moment when you first discover the cruelties and injustices of the world, and having been ill-prepared for them, your heart breaks open. I mean really discover them, and for yourself; not because someone else told you to see the elephant standing, gigantic and unrelenting in the middle of your room, but Read more…

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Tim Wise: Terrorism and Privilege: Understanding the Power of Whiteness

As the nation weeps for the victims of the horrific bombing in Boston yesterday, one searches for lessons amid the carnage, and finds few. That violence is unacceptable stands out as one, sure. That hatred — for humanity, for life, or whatever else might have animated the bomber or bombers — is never the source Read more…

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Tim Wise: Tim Wise on Racism 2.0

Tim Wise isn’t your average white guy.   The author and activist, who began his work as an organizer with the Louisiana Coalition Against Racism and Nazism, has spent the last three decades combating racism from within "the belly of the beast of whiteness," as he puts it.   In his new book, Between Barack Read more…

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Tim Wise: The Afrikaner Party Draws First Blood: Van Jones, Barack Obama And The Audacity Of Capitulation

Van Jones, special advisor to the President’s Council on Environmental Quality, has resigned from the administration. To be honest, he was forced out. Oh, perhaps not directly, but if not, then by the stunning silence of his employer. An employer more concerned about appeasing the right-wing bullies who sought to make Jones a liability for Read more…

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Tim Wise: Racism 2.0

On the one hand, racism is so deeply embedded in the history and structure of the United States, that it shouldn’t be particularly surprising when a story emerges, indicating that indeed, said racism has bubbled to the surface yet again. But on the other hand, sometimes a story finds its way into the public realm, Read more…

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