Tim Wise At His Best - Color Blind

Tim Wise At His Best - Color Blind

There are 30 comments on the jeremiahwright.com story from Aug 19, 2010, titled Tim Wise At His Best - Color Blind. In it, jeremiahwright.com reports that:

This latest post below gives the reader another glimpse of Tim's genius!

Prominent white conservatives are angry about racism. Forget all that talk about a post-racial society. They know better than to believe in such a thing, and they’re hopping mad. What is it that woke them up finally, after all these years of denial, during which they insisted that racism was a thing of the past? Was it the research indicating that job applicants with white sounding names have a 50 percent better chance of being called back for an interview than their counterparts with black-sounding names, even when all qualifications are the same? No.

Maybe they’re furious because of the way whites in the New Orleans area conspired after the flooding of the city to keep blacks from returning and being able to find housing on equitable terms, if at all? No.

Perhaps it’s the research that shows black students being suspended and expelled from school at far higher rates than white students, even though there are no significant differences in the rates at which students of different races violate serious school rules? No.

Or perhaps they finally had enough when they heard about how Rep. Ciro Rodriguez was called a “wetback” by one of his constituents and told to go back to Mexico? No.

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#1 Aug 19, 2010
Or by another radio host and prominent conservative author blaming “multicultural” people for “destroying” the country, or calling Arab Muslims “non-humans,” or fantasizing about killing people in the “civil rights business.”

Or by another radio host and prominent conservative author referring to the mostly black residents of New Orleans, in the wake of Katrina as “worthless parasites” and “human parasitic garbage” because of their high rates of welfare receipt. Even though, according to Census data, there were only 4600 households in all of the city receiving cash welfare at the time of the flooding, which was less than 4 percent of all black households in the city, and whose annual benefits came to only around $2800 per year.

Or by walking around with a sign suggesting that President Obama intends to put white people into slavery.

Or by saying that President Obama only won the election because he’s black, and if he weren’t black, he’d be a tour guide in Honolulu.

Or by saying that the only reason Colin Powell endorsed Obama was as an act of racial bonding.

Or by saying that Oprah Winfrey is also successful only because she’s black.

Or by blaming the economic collapse on fair lending laws and lending to minorities, even though all the evidence suggests such laws and such loans had nothing to do with the housing or larger economic crises.

Or perhaps by having a right-wing talk show host announce a plan for conservatives to “take back the civil rights movement,” and compare himself to Martin Luther King Jr. This, even though conservatives were almost uniformly opposed to the movement and King, and even though the talk show host’s favorite authors, whose work he promotes regularly, viewed the movement as a communist conspiracy and referred to civil rights activists as animals.

Or by another conservative comparing himself to Dr. King, and speaking of how much he respects King’s legacy, even as he–the conservative–has said he believes private businesses should have the right to discriminate on the basis of race.

No, none of those things could strain race relations, or further racism

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#2 Aug 19, 2010
While on the face of it, these kinds of right-wing inanities may seem so absurd as to hardly merit being taken seriously, it’s important to step back and think about the internal logic of even the most outlandish claims. I mean, no one can honestly believe that health care reform is reparations. After all, what the hell kind of reparations is it where you have to get sick first in order to get paid?

But the intellectual strength of the claims is not the issue. It doesn’t matter. From a political perspective, even the most insane-sounding claim about Obama’s supposed hatred for white people makes sense. It’s a perfect way to prime white racial fears and anxieties, to say, in effect, they’re coming for your money white folks, and then your children. In a nation where the population will be half people of color within 25-30 years, and where the popular culture is now thoroughly multicultural (and thus many of the icons don’t look the way they used to), and where the President doesn’t fit a lot of people’s conception of what such a person is supposed to look like, and where the economy is in the toilet for millions, playing upon white anxiety is the perfect recipe for political mobilization.

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Timothy

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#4 Aug 19, 2010
Tim Wise is wise. Wise doesn't make excuses. He offers solutions to these problems. It's the racists that offer excuses constantly for their racism. Also, many blacks are doing their best to help their own people in mentorships and other programs independently. We as black people don't make excuses. We diagnose the crisis and take legitimate action to make succint solutions to better our communities.

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#6 Aug 19, 2010
And YOU are the exact kind of person that he writes about. lol to that.

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#8 Aug 19, 2010
lol wrote:
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The exact same person who doesn't believe his crap and knows facts about blacks. Tim Wise will hate on you if you know the truth. He is exploiting white guilt to convert people and calls you a racist if you don't agree with him. Even if the facts prove him wrong.
Sighs.*rolls eyes*

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#9 Aug 19, 2010
lol wrote:
Don't listen to Tim Wise. Every one of his claims falls when you present the facts. What he is doing is creating excuses for blacks, never ending excuses that have nothing to do with reality.
Ok, who is going to make excuses for slavery and discrimination based upon its legacy? I think you also need to look up the Willie Lynch letter and you will get a wholistic look at what Black people experience - not that you really care.

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#12 Aug 19, 2010
lol wrote:
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Drive to the nearest ghetto and look around. I'm pretty sure you live in one already. Anyway, you'll see people destroying their own neighborhoods and becoming thugs because success is a white thing.
Sighs.*rolls eyes*

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#13 Aug 19, 2010
Don5163 wrote:
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Ok, who is going to make excuses for slavery and discrimination based upon its legacy? I think you also need to look up the Willie Lynch letter and you will get a wholistic look at what Black people experience - not that you really care.
The Willie Lynch letter is a known hoax.

http://www.manuampim.com/lynch_hoax1.html

Black people have every opportunity that white people have. Perhaps you have not noticed that a person of colour has been elected as the President of The United States..?

The 'American' experience is what YOU make of it. Listening to the rantings of communists like Tim Wise will just get you the gulag.

You black people do realize that this is one of the only countries on the planet that anyone can apply themselves and become successful no matter your appearance. Plenty of sucessful minorities exist so you are just having a pity party for being unable to compete under capitalism. Perhaps that is why you wish for a socialists 'paradise'.

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#14 Aug 20, 2010
lol wrote:
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LOL! Another excuse. You realize that all people were once slaves to somebody, right? The real racism we have right now is against whites and asians. With Affirmative Action, blacks given every chance to succeed and more. Yet, they still fail at everything.
Well, as far as Blacks working together as a race, we have not yet accomplished that yet. I personally do not expect a racist nation to aid in this endeavor - only to take, take, take. Of course I would agree that it is our responsibility to rise above the madness. On the other hand, when Blacks in the past did prove we had the ability to be bankers, land owners, business people, property owners, etc., whites burned it down. It is my belief that if we start rising like that again, it would probably be people like you that would burn it down once again.

Dr-Zaius

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#15 Aug 20, 2010
Don5163 wrote:
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Well, as far as Blacks working together as a race, we have not yet accomplished that yet. I personally do not expect a racist nation to aid in this endeavor - only to take, take, take. Of course I would agree that it is our responsibility to rise above the madness. On the other hand, when Blacks in the past did prove we had the ability to be bankers, land owners, business people, property owners, etc., whites burned it down. It is my belief that if we start rising like that again, it would probably be people like you that would burn it down once again.
Like they have burned down the White House because of the successful black people inside there?

"Well, as far as Blacks working together as a race, we have not yet accomplished that yet."

Over 3,000 tribal factions hate each other. It is impossible for 'the black race' to come together.'African'-Americans can not even come together.

You would be best to adopt an 'every man for himself' philosophy.

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#16 Aug 20, 2010
Timothy wrote:
Tim Wise is wise. Wise doesn't make excuses. He offers solutions to these problems. It's the racists that offer excuses constantly for their racism. Also, many blacks are doing their best to help their own people in mentorships and other programs independently. We as black people don't make excuses. We diagnose the crisis and take legitimate action to make succint solutions to better our communities.
Be quiet! They do not want to "hear" the truth. Commonsense does not work here. Be gone!

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#17 Aug 20, 2010
lol wrote:
Don't listen to Tim Wise. Every one of his claims falls when you present the facts. What he is doing is creating excuses for blacks, never ending excuses that have nothing to do with reality.
Unfortunately, It's your reality that is crumbling around you. Your foundation is under attack, because you can no longer live in a world of denial. You will, of course, continue to fight the good fight. Don't tear your "sanity" to pieces accepting the truth.

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#18 Aug 20, 2010
Dr-Zaius wrote:
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Like they have burned down the White House because of the successful black people inside there?
"Well, as far as Blacks working together as a race, we have not yet accomplished that yet."
Over 3,000 tribal factions hate each other. It is impossible for 'the black race' to come together.'African'-Americans can not even come together.
You would be best to adopt an 'every man for himself' philosophy.
Thanks for such a positive post.

Black Americans are coming together. The work being done in Black communities, the mentor programs, the pilot programs that guide a child from kindergarten through college admission, vocational training, and the push to include working poor in continuing adult education courses given in colleges and universities across the nation. Black Americans are quietly and privately giving back, without government help, funding, or interference. To admit this truth to themselves would cause white people's heads to implode. Better to continue to call Blacks lazy and worthless. There is no threat to be feared when you devalue Blacks.

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#19 Aug 20, 2010
Dr-Zaius wrote:
<quoted text>Over 3,000 tribal factions hate each other. It is impossible for 'the black race' to come together.'African'-Americans can not even come together.
You would be best to adopt an 'every man for himself' philosophy.
That is what white folk do. This is why they don't trust each other and the world does not trust them.

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#20 Aug 20, 2010
lol wrote:
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LOL! Another excuse. You realize that all people were once slaves to somebody, right? The real racism we have right now is against whites and asians. With Affirmative Action, blacks given every chance to succeed and more. Yet, they still fail at everything.
Affirmative Action is a white woman's tool. I know you people have successfully "sold" it as a Black crutch, but we know white women are the #1 group to have benefitted from Affirmative Action.

You live in denial and you're welcomed to it. I'd rather hang out here where there is "truth".

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#21 Aug 20, 2010
WowTheBoogieDown wrote:
<quoted text>Be quiet! They do not want to "hear" the truth. Commonsense does not work here. Be gone!
Lol. So true. Tim Wise tells it like it is and it's like holy water to the white racists. As you can see from this thread they still blame blacks for everything although the article clearly states how racism works in this country. Pretty soon you will have some on this thread posting racist remarks about the ethnicity of Tim Wise.

There racism is a toxic mental illness that the rest of the world is trying to move forward from.
Tim John

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#22 Aug 20, 2010
Inisa Love wrote:
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Lol. So true. Tim Wise tells it like it is and it's like holy water to the white racists. As you can see from this thread they still blame blacks for everything although the article clearly states how racism works in this country. Pretty soon you will have some on this thread posting racist remarks about the ethnicity of Tim Wise.
There racism is a toxic mental illness that the rest of the world is trying to move forward from.
you are beautiful, you know that

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#23 Aug 20, 2010
Tim John wrote:
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you are beautiful, you know that
And you have a brilliant mind, you know that?

Dr-Zaius

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#24 Aug 20, 2010
WowTheBoogieDown wrote:
<quoted text>Thanks for such a positive post.
Black Americans are coming together. The work being done in Black communities, the mentor programs, the pilot programs that guide a child from kindergarten through college admission, vocational training, and the push to include working poor in continuing adult education courses given in colleges and universities across the nation. Black Americans are quietly and privately giving back, without government help, funding, or interference. To admit this truth to themselves would cause white people's heads to implode. Better to continue to call Blacks lazy and worthless. There is no threat to be feared when you devalue Blacks.
That is excellent news. I don't suppose you have a time frame that we will actually experience the effects of this fundamental transformation of the black community?

From what I understand the amount of black children being born out of wedlock is increasing and violence in the intercity schools is at an all time high.
Tim John

Spokane, WA

#26 Aug 20, 2010
Inisa Love wrote:
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And you have a brilliant mind, you know that?
Thank you, Love,..you are quite brilliant yourself...and of course we know the 'cream of duck' eating clowns will disagree as always because they struggle with our intelligence and swagger...

But I always enjoy reading your posts is what I'm getting at.. you are a very gifted Black woman..for that I thank you

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