ATR 5 – Sep 19, 2005

RANT:
The overdone tragic mulatto stereotype is the subject of Carmen’s rant. She takes a look at some movies that have portrayed mixed people as beings who are so caught between two worlds and distressed by their identity, that no matter how hard they try, they just can’t escape their oh so tragic ending.

RACIALICIOUS:
In this occasional segment, Jen has us put our hard hats on to visit a new zoo, full of racial fetishists on display. We’ve been the objects of their unwanted attention for so long that we’ve decided to turn the tables. Now we can stare at and prod these beasts and ask them stupid questions. Today Jen examines the wild golden backed Chinese-Jewish adorer.

MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Jen shares the latest and greatest from Mixed Media Watch:

1) We critique a short that was traveling the email circuit. Chinese Baby was a failed attempt at a satire about international/transracial adoption.

2) California’s Mercury News discussed the necessity for Creoles to come together and hold on to their rich mixed culture in the wake of the disaster caused by Hurricane Katrina.

INTERVIEW WITH BAKARI KITWANA:
Carmen has a discussion with author and cultural critic, Bakari Kitwana, about his new book, Why White Kids Love Hip Hop: Wangstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America. Bakari explains why we need to stop talking about race as if it was still the 1950s, and why the hip hop community is so reluctant to examine its own internal racism.

Here’s a look at the next episode:
1) A rant about the horrible books that exist for mixed kids today
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up
3) A Racial Spy report-in
4) A discussion with Anthony Yuen of Hapa Issues Forum.

Duration – 54:28
File Size – 51 MB
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Promo 1 – silly DNA test-takers (1:50)

Promo 2 – Bill Maher is not into black women (1:50)

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ATR 4 – Sep 5, 2005

RANT:
Silly food analogies used to symbolize mixed heritage is the subject of Jen’s rant today. From fried chicken and latkes to watermelon sushi, from paella with soy sauce to jalapeno bagels, Jen makes fun of all of them.

RACIAL SPY:
Mixed people are often mistaken as other ethnicities due to their ambiguous looks. Sometimes, they hear racist statements they wouldn’t have, had their true identity been known. Listen in as Racial Spy #40677 reports about one Latina woman’s secret thoughts about Asians.

MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Carmen shares the latest and greatest from Mixed Media Watch:

1) Carmen tries to hold back her tears as she reports that Keanu Reeves is dating Diane Keaton. As you might guess, Carmen is a bit of a Keanuphile.

2) A recent New York Times Magazine article discussed how American Indian communities are being forced to confront the question of what exactly makes a person Indian: genetics? or culture? both? or neither?

3) The Washington Post ran an article on “Kill Whitey,” a party that has attracted a cult following of white hipsters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Is it an homage to hip hop? Or just a way to mock black culture? Jen and Carmen debate.

MIXED STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM:
The new school year has started. What better time for Jen to discuss her recent article titled, Mixed Students in the Classroom: Not Absent, Just Overlooked? Jen outlines some common situations teachers have seen their mixed students experience in classrooms and schools. She hopes her advice will help teachers think and understand more about mixed identity.

Here’s a look at the next episode:
1) A rant about the tragic mulatto stereotype, complete with our top 5 favorite real-life tragic mulattos of all time.
2) Mixed Media Watch news roundup
3) Fly on the Wall
4) A discussion on how interracial couples are portrayed in the media

Duration – 38:29
File Size – 36 MB
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