[act-ma] 4/20 Current Politics of White Resentment by Tim Wise (Wed)
amzillaza at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 11 15:40:18 PDT 2011
4/20 WED. - 6:00 PM
FIRST CHURCH IN BOSTON
66 Marlborough Street
This presentation will explore the rising tide of white anxiety since the election of President Obama, and explore the roots of white racial resentment, currently being stoked by the Tea Party, among others. In this speech, Wise discusses the use of nostalgia and historical revisionism as key elements of the right-wing white political narrative, and the importance of pushing back against it: something which, sadly, most liberals have been reluctant to do. Importantly, Wise examines the reasons why the "post-racial liberalism," which downplays racial division and tends to skirt the issue of the right's use of racial imagery, is doomed to fail. Only by confronting racism directly, as individuals and in the larger society, can we hope to defeat the politics of white resentment.
$20 suggested contribution
(more if you can, less if you can't)
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