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Showing posts with label Tim Wise. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tim Wise. Show all posts

Saturday, June 9, 2018

A Changing Nation: 10 Year Old Handcuffed, A Prison Reformation And Carnival Barking

Mistaken Identity? Really? A ten-year-old gets a real dose of US law enforcement while playing in his Grandmother's yard. Handcuffed.

And to think we are seeing increasing numbers of calls to cops for reasons other than a person breaking the law. While the tendency to call the cops as such an act for deep a deep psychology study, there are related social factors which can't be overlooked.

Tim Wise (anti-racist, writer, lecturer, public speaker)

Let's circle back to the video above. What if the kid had offered some form of resistance being handcuffed? Would he have been tasered or shot? Why wouldn't a kid be frightened of cops as we witness the weekly brutality from cops? Now, imagine your kid or grandkid in handcuffs at the age of ten. Linked.

The Unbelievable
Now here this. If there has been a US President who deployed such a demeanor and such horrific non-verbals, please give me the former president's name. Actually of much more importance, Why isn't anyone telling Trump the dwindled player protest was about cop abuse. Abuse which more often leads to death and on- camera horrors than incarceration. "Give me names.....?" Well, we have cemeteries littered with names on tombstones.

If more of the abuse made it to the judicial system, they would either be freed for no cause or he could "pardon: the. They die, they are maimed, they are ruined as people via cops. And therein lies the now almost defunct NFL kneeling protests. 

All while Trump manipulates your psyche with such carnival barking spectacles. And, cable new this buying this charade.

 A related offering from Stephen Colbert.
Prison Reform?
The following speaks for itself.

When the white supremacist learns her past was deplorable and unacceptable as a human being, she goes public speaking out? Admirable. But, she found herself in prison. Better to be found than unfound, yes...but the vast majority of such people are not languishing in prison. They are among us, thriving and multiplying due to Trumpism.

This guy in Los Angles needs an injection like the woman who spent time in prison. This guy comes across as a major Trump deplorable.


Monday, December 19, 2016

The Electoral College: A Conduit To Democracy Or A Tool Of Southern Colonial Aristocrats

As GOP electors cast votes to validate the lopsided vote of Trump to the US Presidency, I can not help but post a piece I found on my Facebook feed.

Image result for constitutional congressAuthor, lecturer, and anti-racists Tim Wise has addressed discussions of the origins of the Electoral College via an article from History News Network Dot Org. The article relates to the common historic perception (very much promulgated view US historians and writers) that the Electoral College was developed as a barrier to tyranny. A decent thought considering the given reason for the US revolution (small "s" intentional and colonial insurgent (national) separation from England.

Wise introductory remarks excerpt:
 ....was created to PREVENT tyrants, because of something Hamilton said in Federalist 68...but putting aside how quick folks are to praise anything Hamilton said (especially if he rapped it), please recall, Federalist 68 wasn't written before the EC was adopted at the Constitutional Convention. The history of the convention makes it clear what its real purpose was. 
Tim Wise via Facebook: (click image for full article)

NPR also published a video segment on the Electoral College.

A few items to contemplate? As you think about the matter also factor-in the reality of an electoral system which appears to work to elect Republicans at a desparate rate. 


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Quick Facebook Traipse....

Have an early afternoon Facebook traipse on the TPI!

Of course......

When will the FCC find cause to intervene on Fox New's disgusting efforts to entertain its viewers?

Post by Media Matters for America.

I find a bit of racism in this post. How can anyone with any degree of color about them, find commonality with conservative Americans?

Wonder if this episode will make Main Stream media?

SCALISED..a party that has its skirts showing.

No Surprise here!

Life in conservative America continues to show signs of rotting on the vine.


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tim Wise On Ferguson and How Some Whites Are Simply Oblivious

Whenever the TPI has opportunity to post the masterful and relevant writing of Tim wise, we jump to it.  

The following is a bit long, but as I always state; HIVs (High Information Voters) take both opportunity and time to feed their brains. 

Tim Wise via  Americans Against The Tea Party

Tim Wise Pens Brilliant Editorial on Ferguson: Most White Americans are 'Completely Oblivious'

If there's any such entity as the Anti-Coulter, it's Tim Wise. Wise has been one of the major voices in combating institutionalized racism in America for more than 20 years. Following his early college days in the Divestment Movement to end apartheid in South Africa, Wise has gone on to author six books on the subject,…

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Ugliness Of Conservative America's Demagogues

A Visit on the Dark Side

We must start our early week review of conservative America with the ultimate racist: Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani joined a Meet The Press panel and during a discussion of Ferguson Missouri removed his glasses and spewed racist remarks much like the KKK leader who spewed similar garbage with Chris Hayes on MSNBC. He pulled out the "black on black" crime mantra and rubbed a tragic social problem in the face of panelist Micheal Eric Dyson. The Conservative dog whistle is no different than the Grand Dragon of the Traditionalist Klu Klux Klan stating St. Louis area cops received threat of spousal rape by protesters. Get it? Predominately white police forces and predominate black protest and the word "rape." Yes, you got it! Guiliani's "black on black" crime was tantamount to throwing a punching (after removing his glasses) and was little different than the KKK leaders use of racially charge oratory.


“Used with permission from the TPM websites, a service of TPM Media LLC.” 
"It is the reason for the heavy police presence in the black community," he said. "White police officers won't be there if you weren't killing each other 70 percent of the time." 
Dyson shot back at Giuliani and said, "this is a defense mechanism of white supremacy at work in your mind."
Watch the clip via NBC:

In July 2013, Melissa Harris Perry hosted a panel that include race activism educator and lecturer Tim Wise. After the conservative phraseology cross ed the studio set, Wise patiently waited for an opportunity to retort against the racially convenient dog whistle. 

As we run through a few segments, we list the following segment right up front. One would think the GOP leader (of both houses) would have a better answer when asked about how he would respond to the president. 

Ted Cruz could only offer what amounted to gibberish diarrhea.

On CNN Lindsey Graham fulfilled his Sunday morning duties by calling the GOP House report on Benghazi the "C" Word: "full of crap."                                                 

Post by Andrew Rei.

Now, watch the power of the big pay check and its influence on human behavior. The Fox news demagogue knows the US was not "fine" before President Obama was elected president. He knows he lies and he knows his viewers are sympathetic ears who accept any line he shovels them.  Eric Bolling doesn't have an iota of credibility and is often the spewer of vile misinformation and disgusting humor on the Fox News Show "The Five." How about his recent comments about the woman United Arab Emirates (Muslim) fighter pilot who delivered ordinance against ISIL target? He quipped about "boobs on the ground."   Bolling knows the reality of Fox News viewers.

An easy pay check!

Watch as Bolling feeds his viewers pure unadulterated toiler fodder.

If Bolling is corrects if he speaks of.....
Reduced deficits,   
Less US troops at war,  
Elimination of DADT and DOMA, 
The Lilyledbetter Fair Pay Act,  
The Affordable Care Act,  
DREAMER executive action, 
Immigration executive action,  
Revived international  respect for the Office of the    Presidency, 
A revived and reinvigorated US economy, 
A vibrant auto industry hosting millions of thousands jobs in related industries 
Bolling also knows this.... Bolling also knows this.....

Bolling certainly knows his GOP fought the Stimulus as if re-fighting the Civil War and factually gave Obama $400 million less than the Administration request.

In 2012, the most telling of memes was published with a contrast of Reagan and Obama with consideration of lauding Reagan and vilifying Obama.

Bolling would not know the details of the facts in the meme, but he knows his oratory is pure bill for the ears of "toilets." 

But, when serving Tin Hat viewers the afore-mentioned facts and illustrations mean nothing.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Mark Cuban, Tim Wise, Crystal Wright, on "We Are All Bigoted!" (VIDEO)

Donald Sterling's racist validation (as it has been reported for many years) and more recent revelations continue to reach across the full fabric of our nation. Yet, another NBA Team owner backed-up his early concerns about NBA actions against Sterling with a more detailed explanation of his psyche.

Mark Cuban Dallas Mavericks Owner:  'I think we're all bigots.'

While I am certain you may have found Cuban's self-imposed support for Sterling reason forgiveness, I vehemently disagree. First, his support for the seething racist Sterling appears as a message to the millions who hold similar views that they are "OK."  It is OK to harbor such views, and by the way do not bother to work at being a better or different person. His words fall way shy of even adequately speaking about a problem he himself labelled as a lack of tolerance. The fact that he is so verbal in support of Sterling only leads to a form of condoning others to just live-on as a bigots without regard for their impact on others.  

Two points before moving into the central theme of this screed. Cuban's serious and blanketing stereotypical feelings about "hoodie-garb" and association with young black men, is simply horrific. Horrific in disregard for Trayvon Martin's family. (Of course, Cuban later apologized, but the apology these days is mere perfunctory without deep meaning and relevance). Cuban's stereotypical psyche reminds of this: the yellow shirt Publix store manager stalking two black teens.  

As I watched the manager stalking the kids, I have two thoughts. First, think of Trayvon Martin as George Zimmermann stalked him that rainy night, when his only crime was to seek munchies during a pro Basketball game half-time. Next point...... you and I have to wonder if the grocery store may have actually experienced theft from a white person while the manager stalked the teens.

Wonder if Cuban recognizes the dangers of his bigotry and racial intolerance?  His remarks lead me to believe he could fall victim to a Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer or a John Wayne Gacy. "Stretch" examples, but nonetheless with a point.

Of course, Cuban's remarks are receiving much scrutiny. CNN pulled together a panel for a five minute segment worth every minute of viewing time. Towards the end of the segment you will observe what seems to be a conservative pundit (and politicians) strategy in combating cogent arguments when caught ill-equipped to retort. However, we also shouldn't underestimate the importance of entertaining the conservative base.

Watch as the noted anti-racist educator, consultant and lecturer, Tim Wise addresses comments from "the Black Conservative Chic." Prior to Wise's opportunity to speak he sat quietly and very professionally as "The Conservative Black Chic" rambled on in support of Cuban's remarks. Rambling mind you that also reminds of Wright as a "Differentiator"* from those in the black community who view conservatoire America and the GOP in a very different manner. She not only took exception to Wise's use of data and statistics, she clearly joined  the "yellow shirt" manager from the video above in positing US prisons are full of black males (via implication) for a reason. Her comment and reasoning is both horrid and typically in line with millions on the Right

You will notice " The Conservative Black Chic," Quickly adopted the very strategy delineated above. Grab a concept, bundle it in conservative dogma and rail like an on the edge guest on the former Jerry Springer Show. As you watch the segment, think about what Wise may have said that warranted  "The Conservative Black Chic's" behavior.

"The Conservative Black Chic" Crystal Wright moves to a familiar place. 
(image screen shot via FireShot)

If you failed to see why Wright has monikered herself as  "The Conservative Black Chic," you viewed and listened to the segment with a blindfold and ear covers. Unless, of course, you did not bother to watch the segment.  

How GOP is it to lump black imprisonment to the paradigm black people commit the majority of crimes? How crass and typically white conservative is it to lay hoodie garb to Rap Music and lay that genre to black kids.  It would be completely impossible for Rappers to become billionaires via purchases from black kids only.  
Wright starts her rant with accusations Wise suggested she via his words might be "moronic." Wright's comments prior to Wise uttering one word, most assuredly spoke to her "moronic" mindset and equally idiotic conservative paradigm. But, when one monikers as Wright has monikered ("The Conservative Black Chic"), it is with clear intent to appeal to a very specific segment of the US population: the conservative. She also validates my assertion "African-Americans who claim conservatism literally hate the vernacular: "African-American."  

"Just call me black."  
"And, by the way, look at me I am so different than those people." 
"While I recuperate form being attacked by that clean-cut white man, I was at least mindful of the black kids across the street." 

Wright's on-camera behavior is becoming modus operandi from the Right.

Do you recall the following from another conservative show guest on the Chris Hayes ALL-In Show?
Complete Jerry Springer Show like performance! Yes, I use the word performance as intentionally as I am keyboardist this piece.  Conservative pundits frequently resort to similar defense mechanisms via actually enacting a familiar attack. Recall the age old football axiom, "The best defense is a good offense." Why deal with challenges via civil and intellectual point-counter-point when pushed into a corner when a "conservative go-off" entertains people on the Right?

We witnessed same this week when Senator Rockefeller (D) VA. mentioned the prospect political resistance to ObamaCare may fall into the pattern of obstruction. Obstruction that also includes Obama as president and "the wrong color." (1:24 minute embed below).

Rockefeller did not accuse Johnson of being a racist, Rockefeller spoke frankly and truthfully about that which has heard, he has observed and knows is a fact. Johnson knows same, but chose to deploy the "Defense is the best offences' strategy. He was fairly civil, but frankly very childlike and strategic in his ploy.


Senator Rockefeller, you and I have all witnessed clear evidence many on the Right have issues with Obama as an African-American sitting in that vaulted "white-male only" Oval Office. Alas, time passes slowly and change does not follow on the Right. The only Republican sitting in the hearing and defender of this party jumped to racism. He did so when Rockefeller stated a fact about some aspects of resistance to President Obama. If you are a conservative, you have also heard, seen it of sensed it. Yet, Johnson's antic received co-signing support from another noted GOP functionary: Joe Scarborough.

Johnson and MSNBC resident and chief conservative, Joe Scarborough, know full well each has heard resistance to Obama in part related to race. It is an existential non-reality to think that overt obstruction doesn't also have fissures into the president's race.  Mark Cuban should forsake his "moating" for Donald Sterling. Crystal Wright should "perform" much more professionally as a conservative mouthpiece pundit. Her commentary probably sent a message to the 96% of African-Americans who have disdain for the GOP a message that validates their concerns. She literally exercised "white privilege" (in her comment) while on camera as black. 

* The "Differentiator." The African-American who adopts a core conservative political (and social) core. There is nothing at all adverse about the Differentiator so far. The person also adorns layers of comment, actions and behavior to appeal to his/her 92% white GOP and false libertarians who dislike being called conservative. The comment, actions and behavior mirrors that of Wright as she asserts black imprisonment to higher crimes rates among black men. She doesn't bother with consideration of convictions rates for whites vs. blacks. The Differentiator knows white conservatives utterly love their existential reality. Most know they differentiate for various reasons, the more easily explainable and most obvious in Wright's case?  Checkout the sign on the door, "The Conservative Black Chic." 
(Images and text via Fireshot)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Laura Ingraham Out Paces Limbaugh With A Gunshot Audio Effect! Gun Shot!

Queen of the Right-wing demagogues plays gunshot sound over audio tape! A shooting sound!

OK, we are not into the daily ravings of right-wing talk radio. In fact, all AM radio hosted shows have converted to conservative dogma, as it sells.  Liberals and progressives plus "high information" Independents do not need daily doses of dogma filled hatred of the Obama Administration. When we have concerns we do not hesitate to air the concerns in forums known for a much higher use of cognitive process, backed with data and without over-the-top angst and Draconian exhibitions.   If you look close, you might find the AM radio demographics are perfect for GOP and conservative income streams (revenue and host contracts).  "High information" people get information from other sources and they do not have that 'clinging need' to reinforce horrid paradigms on a daily basis.

Horrid paradigms? As is the case with most Right-wing demagogues a good portion of their programs this week have been devoted to disparaging remarks about the 50th Anniversary March on Washington DC (over this past weekend.)

"Oh, do we have fodder for our sycophants on Monday."  Laura Ingraham was classic in delivery of her "red meat." She actually go out ahead of the king Right-wing demagogue: Limbaugh.

Ingraham not only took cheap shots at the gathering, she used march speaker topics for 'dog whistles' to her festering throngs.  It took her about one minute into the embedded video below to take the killing of Trayvon Martin to right-wing dogma about killings in the black community. She mentioned statistics. Statistics exist that show the murder rates are not much different from murder in white communities. Let's face the bottom-line issue. We interact within our own ethnic groups far more than other ethnic groups. If there are going to be murders, it will take place predominantly intra-ethnic group. "Black-on-black Crime!"

Twenty-three (23) seconds of pure truism on "black on black" from someone not of the black community: Tim Wise, diversity consultant, author, educator and "One who GETS IT."

The Ingraham Show.  The  following audio tape is eight (8) plus minutes long. I skipped through the Ingraham 'ditto head' remarks.  I have too much respect for my psyche, my grey matter and I have contempt for 'low information' people who rail about positions each day. The audio segment is eight minutes long. Can you imagine sitting listening to AM radio for the full run-time of shows like Limbaugh, Hannity, Ingraham, Savage, Beck and others? Ingraham's gunshot antics hit at approximately the 4:40 minute mark as Lewis's comments are cut short.

Now. for a bit of background as to how propagandist like Ingraham gather their sustenance as feed for their throngs of ravenous listeners.
The linked Politifacts piece is a bit long, but full of relevant information for people who consider themselves "high information."  We will not use any article text to save your reading time and space in this piece. You have to check out the Truth-O-Meter on this one.
The Truth-O-Meter Says: 

"In the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and today’s verdict, 11,106 African-Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans."

Tweets on Sunday, July 14th, 2013 in tweets

A look at statistics on black-on-black murders

Linked article Read more after the coming break
We do not in any way challenging there is far too much killing in communities, the black community in particular. We take major exception to right-wing fear mongering and pro George Zimmermannism via use of flawed or skewered statistics.   If we are not a fully-integrated society, the relevance of the references to killings in the black community seem to accompany 'motive based messaging." 
Your Black World Dot Net published a piece this morning that encapsulates the many aspects of the truth related to "Black on Black" Crime. Chenelle A. Jones, Ph.D., Ohio Dominican University, wrote the piece. (NOTE: We realize many have disdain for long reads, but 'high information" people will read such works on an intermittent basis until done. So, we take the risk of thoroughness and delving deep)
Article excerpts
Excerpt One. There is no question that crime within the Black community is an issue.  However, there is a need to discuss and deconstruct this notion of “Black-on-Black Crime”.  The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) notes that most crime is intra-racial.  Statistics show that 84% of White victims are killed by Whites and 93% of Black victims are killed by Blacks (BJS, 2011).
Excerpt Two. So to argue that the intra-racial phenomenon of crime victimization is unique to the Black community is to demonstrate an inaccurate assessment of historical and contemporary crime and victimization trends.  Furthermore, to acknowledge the existence of “Black-on-Black” crime without equally acknowledging the existence of “White-on-White” crime is to perpetuate a myth of inherent black criminality, and Blacks are not inherently criminal.
Excerpt Three.The final issue with the “Black-on-Black Crime” argument involves the disparate treatment of Black and White offenders in the criminal justice system.  Whites represent a majority of the American population and are responsible for 54% of murders involving an intimate partner, 59% of murders involving a family member, 55% of murders involving infants, 56% of murders involving elders, 54% of s*x related murders, 53% of gang related murders, 70% of workplace related murders, 55% of arson related murders, 80% of poison related murders, and 53% of murders involving multiple victims (BJS, 2011).  Blacks comprise 13% of the population and are responsible for 59% of felony murders, 65% of drug murders, 50% of murders involving an argument, 56% of gun homicides, and 54% of murders with multiple offenders (BJS, 2011).
We will not comment additionally about the Ingraham cheap shot for her listeners. The gunshot sound effect speaks volumes about the GOP and its propagandist. they know how to play to GOP supporters. Ingraham piece linked.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Don Lemon Steps Up Behind O'Reilly (And Claims It!) Part II: Racism, "Black on Black Crime" and White Privilege

As we started this set of screeds with Part I, we stated our primary issues were, Bill O'Reilly's Fox News racist diatribe in response to President Obama's press conference a week ago. A secondary, yet ever more important, reason for Part I was Don Lemon's, CNN News, out of whack judgment in following someone like Bill O'Reilly down any path that leads to contemplation and comment of the African-American community. 

Bill O'Reilly's criticism of black community "Doesn't go far enough. " Don Lemon.

O'Reilly's purpose was clear and concerted.  Lemon's purpose clouded, misguided and very poorly delivered (timing and setting).  As stated in Part I, the Right has turned the words "Black on black crime" into a very audible dog whistle  Every time the discussion of the heinous killings across the nation pop-up, we hear someone the Right yelp about "black on black crime."  I have heard such in the aftermath of the Colorado theater mass killing.  Relevance please? 

O'Reilly mentioned the dog whistle and promptly rampaged into a number of disparaging specious remarks about the black community.

Many of his remarks were groundless and accompanied by obvious visible hatred of President Obama. Lemon via his comments "Did not go far enough" folded his agreement with O'Reilly into his self anointed and shallow rage against some in the Black community. The vast majority of African-Americans also hold 'sagging pants" and use of the "N" word in contempt. Does Lemon believe that his ratings garnering rant will affect change more readily than action oriented efforts by key movers and shakers in the black community?
We offer a series of short videos that truly capture effective and productive dialog regarding the impetus for O'Reilly's rant and Lemon's ill-advised magnetizing to O'Reilly.  

We have taken a few clips from the Tim Wise web site linked above. The links are from a recent segment on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. While Wise shared the stage with four very notable panelist, we are going to focus on Wise for a couple of reasons. He is white and he is very effective at delivering messages that many people find tough hard to stomach language.

Black on Black crime anyone?

Two minutes of The Ed Show

Now let's drill deeper.

Twenty-three (23) seconds of pure truism from someone not of the black community: Tim Wise.

Tim Wise on Melissa Harris-Perry show July 20, 2013. We provide three excerpts from the segment.  The entire segment can be located on or Tim Wise Dot Org.

Full Clip 

Black on Black crime

What follows embodies the reason it was important for the president to speak on the judicial system, speak of recent murders of young black men, and speak about stereotypical reactions from whites and the need to grow beyond such. 

The race problem in the United States is not a problem born from African-Americans.  O'Reilly's deflection is as useless as Lemons efforts to reach into communities he, frankly, cannot reach.  

Others have spoken out against US racism. One very noted activist is a person not commonly associated with US racism and its oppressive impact on the Black Community. As we consider the person,  one can hardly criticize his liberalism one conservatism nor can anyone question his intellect. We offer Albert Einstein.

The Coli Dot Com 
Albert Einstein 
“As for the Negroes this country still has a heavy debt to discharge for all the troubles and disabilities it has laid on the Negro's shoulders; for all that his fellow-citizens have done and to some extent are still doing to him. To the Negro and his wonderful songs and choirs we owe the finest contribution in the realm of art which America has so far given to the world. And this great gift we owe, not to those whose names are engraved on this ‘Wall of Fame’ but to children of the people, blossoming namelessly as the lilies of the field.” [5]

“There is ... a somber point in the social outlook of Americans ... Their sense of equality and human dignity is mainly limited to men of white skins. Even among these there are prejudices of which I as a Jew am dearly conscious; but they are unimportant in comparison with the attitude of ‘Whites’ toward their fellow-citizens of darker complexion, particularly toward Negroes. ... The more I feel an American, the more this situation pains me. I can escape the feeling of complicity in it only by speaking out.” 

Racism is America’s greatest disease” and “Racism is a disease of the white man.” 

Jones, Ronald. "The Human Genome, American Societies, “The Clinical Epidemiology of Pathological Antisocial Thinking”, and Albert Einstein" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, Atlanta Hilton, Charlotte, NC, . 2009-12-02

Of course, any reference to white America and the "Negro" would fall on O'Reilly's deft ears. 

A reminder for DOn Lemon about Bill O'Reilly. If a mind would take a person to the following how can an intelligent being find any reason to align on any reason. 

We hope that Lemon and anyone of rational mind who would opt for more direct attempts at interventions. It does not take a genius to know that going on national (and international) television with messages (such as Lemon's) might have more impact if spoken directly to perpetrators of their perceived ills within the black community.  Lemon's audience is not predominately black and he and his managers know that as fact.

The questions remain, what was the point? What was the point of connecting with Fox New's Bill O'Reilly? What was the point of Lemon's delivering such a shallow message to an audience that will not share his sentiments with perpetrators of sagging pants? I will wager not one of Lemon's predominately white audience will counsel anyone in the black community on use of the "N" word.

Lemon would have been much better off dealing with false mantra related to "black on black" crime.