Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Conversation With Anti-Racism Activist and Author Tim Wise About White Privilege and Other Matters

For this, the sixth episode of the third season of The Chauncey DeVega Show, I had the good fortune to chat with Tim Wise.

Tim is one of the United States' leading anti-racist educators and activists. He is the author of numerous books including Dear White America, White Like Me, Speaking Treason Fluently, and Between Barack and a Hard Place. In addition to speaking engagements stateside and internationally, Tim is a frequent guest on MSNBC, CNN, and other media outlets. Tim's website can be found here.

Mr. Wise has also been a friend and supporter of the site We Are Respectable Negroes and Chaunceydevega.com since its inception.

In this episode of The Chauncey DeVega Show, Tim and I talk about the grind of travel, the merits (or not) of reading email and online comments, what it is like to have Nazi pen pals, pathetic black conservative race hustlers, his recent appearance on CNN's Headline News Network, his new documentary Colorblind: The Rise of Post-Racial Politics and the Retreat from Racial Equity, and why the Age of Obama has driven so many white folks--especially on the Right--into a state of mouth-frothing madness.

The format for The Chauncey DeVega Show is that of a virtual bar or salon where two folks sit down and chat with the conversation going where it does naturally. Tim and I have talked over the years via email: this new episode of the podcast series is an extension of that dialogue.

This episode of the podcast known as The Chauncey Devega Show can be listened to below or "watched" on the official Youtube channel for We Are Respectable Negroes and Chaunceydevega.com.


Black Romulan said...

Thank you, CDV! Been waiting for this podcast for a little while and I'm considering it your Christmas present to all; season's greetings!

chauncey devega said...

Thank you. Hope it doesn't disappoint. Folks were so kind during the fundraising drive I wanted to share this episode as a type of thanks. I appreciate Tim Wise for being so generous and patient.

RiPPa said...

I've been away from the scene for the last 6th months. I'm just trying to catch up and I'm glad I took the chance to do so only a day removed from eye surgery here at WARN. Keep up the great work, brother!

Black Romulan said...

Naw, sir, it definitely didn't disappoint. That interview was spot on from you both; loved it :)
Happy holidays!

Buddy H said...

White privilege comics: "X-Race Specs"


"See the threats lurking beneath society's surface..."

chicano2nd said...

I do recall you called me a racialist. You know what I call you?

kd murrain said...

Keep up the great work. Excellent exchange with Tim Wise and a very necessary one that is prevalent in light of Ferguson, Garner, Brown, Gurley, and a list of other black and brown indigenious people within our country who unfortunately suffer at the hands of white privilege, and an amoral judicial system.

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