Stories by Tim Wise

Tim Wise is an antiracism educator and author of six books on race. His website is and he tweets @timjacobwise.  subscribe to Tim Wise's feed

Posted on: Jun 21, 2017, Source: AlterNet

The jury should have understood: When a man intends to shoot you, he does not announce the presence of his weapon first, so as to give you time to draw and shoot yours.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

How exactly do white nationalists propose to create an all-white homeland in America without violence?

Posted on: Nov 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

There is no way to interpret this election as anything but a crushing blow.

Posted on: Apr 14, 2016, Source: City Lights

White Americans have not experienced double-digit unemployment for three generations, since the Great Depression.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet

Many exhibit a worldview that is (whether consciously or not), white supremacist to the core.

Posted on: Jun 14, 2015, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: May 6, 2015, Source: AlterNet

It is the innocence which constitutes the crime.

Posted on: Dec 24, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Black women are being pathologized and demeaned.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Many whites are nicer today than those who regularly strung black men up from trees. That is a low bar.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2014, Source: AlterNet

If I were black I would probably be in prison now.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2014, Source: AlterNet

Black people have to learn everything about white people just to stay alive. White people just don't get that.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The "Leave It To Beaver" days that Tea Party voters yearn for are about to be swept into the dustbin of history.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: AlterNet

President Obama hails a post-racial future for America. But being colorblind to our society is not a smart move.

Posted on: May 21, 2010, Source: Foreign Policy in Focus

Unless we address our trade, agricultural and labor policies, any efforts to fix out immigration system will fail.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Imagine that hundreds of black protesters descended on DC armed with AK-47s. Would they be defended as patriotic Americans?

Posted on: Jul 14, 2009, Source: CounterPunch

A swim club in outer Philadelphia expelled sixty kids of color from its pool, reminding us that America is far from overcoming its racist past.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2009, Source: CounterPunch

Obama's Attorney General Eric Holder blamed personal cowardice for our racial divide, rather than institutionalized inequities.

Posted on: Nov 25, 2008, Source: Red Room

We don't need the "everything sucks" analysis; Obama has mobilized millions of activists and that energy is looking for an outlet.

Posted on: Sep 17, 2008, Source: BuzzFlash

13 ways McCain and Palin have enjoyed preferential treatment in the presidential race.

Posted on: Jun 7, 2005, Source: The Black Commentator

There are more than two million reported incidents of housing discrimination each year. Here's how the Right justifies housing inequality.