Tim Wise On “The Pathology Of White Privilege”

Earlier today I posted excerpts from a really insightful essay by Tim Wise talking about the differences in perception that people would have were the tea party protesters black, rather than white.  In reply, one of my Facebook friends, tipped me off to this genuinely eye-opening lecture from Wise: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Imagining Black Tea Parties: A Thought Experiment

Tim Wise offers a powerful counterfactual: Imagine that hundreds of black protesters were to descend upon Washington DC and Northern Virginia, just a few miles from the Capitol and White House, armed with AK-47s, assorted handguns, and ammunition. And imagine that some of these protesters —the black protesters — spoke of the need for political [Read More...]