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Racism and Affirmative Action: What Tim Wise said (years ago)

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Wise words on Trayvon Martin

Tim Wise has, as ever, told it like it is about race and America. (NB I am not saying my own country, Australia, is any less screwed up). However much has changed in the U.S. since the 1960s, or for … Continue reading

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A question of … racism

Gotta post this now, before I lose the nerve. This morning I turned up at a pub/restaurant at just gone 8am for a big veggie breakfast. A young woman and man were waiting outside. They worked there, and the manager … Continue reading

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Tim Wise on Death and Celebration

Tim Wise is this very very clever (white) anti-racism campaigner. And he’s written a must-read blog post about the celebration of Death. It concludes But somewhere, I suspect, there is a young child — maybe the age of one of … Continue reading

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Of colonised minds, wise words and the IAT

How well do we know our own minds? Not nearly as well as we think, according to some. That’s pretty uncomfortable, isn’t it. If we can’t even tell what’s going on in our own skulls, what hope do we have … Continue reading

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Empathy, white men, arguing and logic

Tim Wise is an anti-racism activist in the United States. Personally, I’ve found his work very helpful to understanding White Skin Privilege. He isn’t trying to speak “for” people of colour (that’s flat-out colonialism) and he isn’t doing what he … Continue reading

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