ATR 10 – Nov 30, 2005

RANT:
The backlash against “political correctness.” Why is it happening now and what does it really mean?

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MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Jen shares the latest and greatest from Mixed Media Watch. An article about Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer of girl group The Pussycat Dolls, prompts us to launch a new section of the blog dedicated to tracking the number of times a mixed person is described as “exotic.” What’s wrong with the term? Jen breaks it down.

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ASK NEW DEMOGRAPHIC
Jen and Carmen discuss the feedback they received in response to their monthly Ask New Demographic advice column. An Asian woman married to a white man feels that her girlfriend’s (also Asian) insistence on dating only Asian guys is a subtle critique of her interracial relationship. Did we completely miss the mark with our answer?

INTERVIEW WITH SCOTT POULSON-BRYANT
Carmen interviews Scott Poulson-Bryant, author of a new book titled Hung : A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America. The title “hung” is a double entendre, referring not only to penis size but also to the fact that black men were once literally hung from trees, often for their perceived sexual prowess and the supposed risk it posed to white women. As this book demonstrates, the sexualization of black men is inextricably intertwined with the oppression of black men.

Here’s a look at the next episode:
1) Jen will rant about the obsession with classifying and categorizing mixed people.
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up.
3) Jen and Carmen face off in a heated debate! Tune in to find out what the controversy is all about.
4) Carmen interviews Robert Jensen, author of a new book titled The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege.

Duration – 55:05
File Size – 13.0 MB
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ATR 9 – Nov 14, 2005

RANT:
People’s inability to pronounce “ethnic” names is the subject of Jen’s rant.

MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Carmen shares the latest and greatest from Mixed Media Watch. We discuss Nicolas Cage’s recent remarks about his “exotic” mixed son, Kal-El. We also give our thoughts on a new study that has found that interracial relationships are less likely than “same-race” relationships to lead to marriage.

RACIALICIOUS
Jen shares an anecdote about a guy who tried to pick her up and completely switched up his game when he found out that she wasn’t Latina, but rather, Asian.

INTERVIEW WITH PHIL YU
Carmen interviews Phil Yu, who writes an immensely popular blog called Angry Asian Man that is a clearinghouse for all news stories and media depictions related to Asian-Americans. They discuss the model minority myth, the “curse of the Asian male,” why TV shows always have to do one “Chinatown episode,” and the increased activism surrounding media representations of Asian-Americans.

Here’s a look at the next episode:
1) Carmen will rant about the recent backlash against so-called political correctness.
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up
3) Mixed Around the World
4) Carmen interviews Scott Poulson-Bryant, author of Hung: A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America.

Duration – 1:02:00
File Size – 14.6 MB
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