Tim Wise… Yeah, It IS About Race and Racism

18 Aug

Tim Wise, as usual – nails it.

The vehemence and vitrol of the anti-Health Care Reformers has nothing to do with the issue on the table.

It is all about race, racism,ย  fear on the part of the white middle class, and outright pandering to racism on the part of their leaders.


Posted by on August 18, 2009 in The New Jim Crow


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14 responses to “Tim Wise… Yeah, It IS About Race and Racism

  1. Tafaraji

    August 19, 2009 at 2:46 AM

    Tim Wise integrates many of the things I’ve been connecting all week. Seeing the treatment of Maxine Johnson last week by James Winfrey, 67, of Cedar Hill was dissappointing, to say the least. The audience’s applauding pointed out how quickly a crowd of people with a sense of entitlement and lost, can lose a sense of right and wrong.

    I discuss Maxine Johnson and James Winfrey; Health Care Reform; and race, once more in a post entitled: Health Care Reform Debate:Or I See Black People. I also linked to your post here, and provided several other resources.


  2. Constructive Feedback

    August 19, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    Repeat after me:

    “I, BET Uncut HAVE NO CREDIBILITY what so ever!!!”


    • btx3

      August 20, 2009 at 12:05 AM

      This is funny! Doing his best “O’Really?” Act when confronted with the facts by Hill.


  3. Tafaraji

    August 20, 2009 at 1:12 AM

    I not sure why CFS offered this video, but I’m loving it. ๐Ÿ˜‰


    • btx3

      August 20, 2009 at 9:07 AM

      I Think he thought it would discredit Tim Wise. However, the real damage was take by O’Reilly.

      I do love it when Porch makes my case for me.


      • t-shirts101

        August 20, 2009 at 9:33 AM

        It’s telling that we can see the same thing and have completely different takes.

        O’Rielly would be safer at an NOI meeting that you or I would be at a town hall.


      • btx3

        August 20, 2009 at 10:56 AM

        O’Reilly utilized the “stonewall” in his discussion with Hill. The way it works is to posit oneself as the “authority” on what is true or isn’t while successively raising the bar as to what you “consider” true.

        You will notice that O’Reilly offered not one factual iota of information either to counter what Wise or Hill said. What he continued to speciously claim is that “I don’t consider that”, and “I don’t believe that”…

        It was the deflection of a racist.


  4. btx3

    August 20, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    With racist clowns toting guns at the Town Halls, I wouldn’t consider going to one unless I was packing…

    Which means, I wouldn’t go at all due to concerns over safety.

    What this is is a naked threat to the First Amendment rights and physical well being of those supporting a real conversation and debate over how Health Care should be reformed in this country.

    Bottom line, the Rethugs always resort to the gun when they are losing.


  5. dhydar

    August 25, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    • btx3

      August 25, 2009 at 3:51 PM

      According to one of my friends who just went through a nasty Divorce which took 4 years of court wrangling with his ex-Wife…

      Bombing a Lawyer is patriotic! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Of course, that is a bit over the top.

      However – this Republican being arrested a few hours ago might have made the BTx3 – “Orange Jumpsuit Award” List –

      I mean – Has getting busted become a badge of honor among white male conservatives?


      • Tafaraji

        August 25, 2009 at 5:13 PM

        All man, I can solve this riddle: Just add angry white Democrat guy into the lib=commie=socialist=paling around with terrorist=Dems, and you have a perfect fit.

        Now, I have one for you: what do you get when you combine McDonalds; a Baobab tree; and 365Black?


      • btx3

        August 25, 2009 at 5:56 PM

        Really froth at the mouth pissed off conservatives?


  6. Tafaraji

    August 25, 2009 at 6:23 PM

    ding ding ding – you’ve guessed it and you get a Glen Beck-Black Republican Supporters Smack-Down t-shirt.


  7. btx3

    August 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM

    Check out the new post on two of the Jena 6.



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