ATR 8 – October 31, 2005

RANT:
Carmen counts down the top 8 most racist stereotypes of black men and women perpetuated by the media.

MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Jen shares the latest and greatest from Mixed Media Watch. We take a look at CNN correspondent Soledad O’Brien and her recent words on being mixed. We also recognize the life and contributions of Rosa Parks.

MIXED AROUND THE WORLD
In this occasional segment, Carmen shares her experiences growing up mixed in Hong Kong.

INTERVIEW WITH EMILY RABOTEAU
Jen interviews Emily Raboteau, author of recently published, The Professor’s Daughter. We discuss how her personal experiences as a mixed woman shaped this coming-of-age story. We also discuss the problematic way in which books are classified as well as the limited space there still exists for mixed writers and mixed stories.

Here’s a look at the next episode:
1) Jen will rant about the struggle that people have with “ethnic” names.
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up
3) Racialicious
4) Carmen interviews Angry Asian Man, a blogger who tracks representations of Asian-Americans in the media.

Duration – 1:04:59
File Size – 60 MB
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ATR 7 – Oct 17, 2005

FEEDBACK: Are the “Everyone Loves A Mixed Girl” T-shirts from Like Minded People empowering or objectifying? Jen and Carmen discuss this question from a listener and ask Jamie Tibbetts–creator of the shirt–to chime in too.

FEEDBACK: We respond to a listener who thinks we have no business criticizing Marguerite W. Davol, author of one of the crappy children’s books we ranted about in our last episode. He thinks we’re reverse racists, and that we’re spoilt rich kids who know nothing about life.

RANT:
We count down the top 5 most racist compliments we’ve ever received.

MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Jen shares the latest and greatest from Mixed Media Watch. We discuss two advertisements that try to juxtapose different ethnicities for comic effect. One is a vintage ad from Levy’s Real Jewish Rye and another is a contemporary example from a real estate development company.

INTERVIEW WITH ADAM MANSBACH
Carmen interviews Adam Mansbach, author of the critically acclaimed novel Angry Black White Boy. We discuss the divide between the hip hop generation and the civil rights generation, why hip hop studies needs to be approached with more intellectual rigor, and how well-meaning progressive white people still refuse to examine their own white privilege and internal racism.

Here’s a look at the next episode:
1) Carmen will rant about the offensive stereotypes of black men and women constantly perpetuated by the media
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up
3) We’ll bring you the very first “Mixed Around the World” segment. First up, Carmen discusses growing up mixed in Hong Kong.
4) Jen interviews Emily Raboteau, author of the novel The Professor’s Daughter

Duration – 1:01:10
File Size – 57 MB
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ATR 6 – Oct 3, 2005

RANT:
The lack of good books written for mixed kids is the subject of Jen’s rant. She critiques two books that have come out in the last 10 years: Black, White, Just Right and The Colors of Us.

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

1) We critique Dateline’s handling of a story about a hospital mix-up that resulted in a woman being inseminated with the sperm of two different men: one black, one white.

2) Dr. Phil has a sit-down with a guest who’s a self-professed racist, and has stopped speaking to his daughter because she is carrying a black man’s child. Mind you, this is the same Dr. Phil who a few years back, told a mixed girl on his show that she had to choose to be either black or white. Not really the expert on this topic, we’d say.

3) E.L. Doctorow’s latest novel, “The March” explores slavery circa 1864. One of the main characters is Pearl Jameson, a pale-skinned slave girl whose father is her owner and whose white half-brothers, the two sons of the plantation, lust like animals for their biracial half-sister. That’s right, it’s yet another tragic mulatto story. Just what we need.

4) Derek Jeter is the latest victim of the unknown person who’s been sending hate mail to prominent black men linked to white women. The letter calls him a traitor to his race for dating white women. The FBI investigation is apparently continuing, though we never seem to hear of any progress.

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 from her neighborhood Chinese restaurant where she ate dinner with her father, Agent 90944.

INTERRACIAL COUPLES IN THE MEDIA
People are still scared to death of miscegenation. That much is clear when you look at how interracial couples are portrayed in the media. We take a look at how the media conveys these cautionary messages in both obvious and subtle ways. Click here to read Carmen’s article on the subject.

Here’s a look at the next episode:
1) Our first joint rant about the worst “racial” compliments we’ve received
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up
3) An interview with Adam Mansbach, author of Angry Black White Boy.

Duration – 43:07
File Size – 40 MB
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