Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tim Wise and Black in America

Commentary below was from Tim Wise's facebook post about Henry Louis Gates Jr. It was written on July 21, 2009. I continue to be amazed at how people can act like racism and white privilege don't exist.

What concerns me most is that this happened to an educated, probably affluent African-American man. How are lower-class, uneducated young black men able to prove themselves in this sort of system? The odds seem automatically stacked against them.

A while ago Brian and I were able to watch a series by CNN called Black in America. Tonight and tomorrow night, there will be another 2 part series called Black in America 2. The first show was extremely thought provoking and touched a special place in my heart bcz of my younger brother. I anticipate that tonight and tomorrow's show will do the same.