The overdone tragic mulatto stereotype is the subject of Carmenâ€™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 canâ€™t escape their oh so tragic ending.
In this occasional segment, Jen has us put our hard hats on to visit a new zoo, full of racial fetishists on display. Weâ€™ve been the objects of their unwanted attention for so long that weâ€™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) Californiaâ€™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.
Hereâ€™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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