Monday, December 13, 2010

Tim Wise>>> The Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility

Tim Wise is probably one of the best speakers on white male privilege (and how to combat it as a white male) in America. The following is a clip from an October 6 speech in Detroit, for the Michigan Roundtable, in response to a question from the audience about so-called "white guilt" (Which I would argue is a right-wing talking point used to justify there own privilege and doing nothing about it):

The Difference Between Guilt and Responsibility – Video Clip 10/6/10

1 comment:

JRB said...

There are useful critiques of this going 'round the internet, but my general reaction is that "guilt" is appropriate insofar as we fail to live up to our responsibilities. That seems to encompass much of what both Wise and his detractors are pointing to.