Last summer’s Health Care Reform (HCR) bill kicked off a flurry of racist ranting from the Tea Party and other folks gathering at town hall meetings.
Now it does not take a genius to teach black folks about the ins and outs of racism. Some live it every day. Tim Wise, author of “White Like Me,“ has written and spoken extensively on the subject and is a staunch advocate of anti-racism.
In the past, I’ve always thought that white people just don’t have the experience, the gravitas to talk about racism. But what he presents and how it is presented his case is another matter. some white people are more apt to listen to some one who looks like them, meaning another white person. Now they might not agree with Tim’s views on white racism, but what he says will at least get their attention, simply because he’s white.
Here’s an example of Tim breaking it down on CNN during the health-care reform debates:
Tim Wise, author of “White Like Me,” talks to CNN’s Don Lemon about clues that some opposition is rooted in race. 8/2009
August 15, 2010 CNN’s Don Lemon with panel Tim Wise, Jill Merrit, and John Ridley
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