The â€œoppression olympicsâ€ is the subject of Jenâ€™s rant today. What she means is the way people try and out-victim each other and as a result, we find ourselves divided rather than united.
MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE:
Carmen shares her thoughts on a recent episode of Dr. Phil in which he attempted to shed some light on race relations. The content of the episode? A racist white father outraged at his daughterâ€™s biracial baby, a passing story (natch!) in which a mixed manâ€™s parents convinced him and themselves that he was actually white, and a black mother who feels her mixed daughter acts â€œtoo white.â€
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Luke Lee does the first-ever guest rant on Addicted to Race about mixed Asian-American women, exoticiziation and import car models. Listen in to find out what itâ€™s all about.
INTERVIEW WITH DR. JOSEPH L. GRAVES, JR.
Carmen and Jen interview Dr. Joseph L. Graves, pre-eminent evolutionary biologist and author of The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America Heâ€™ll answer everything you always wanted to know about race and biology. What exactly does it mean when we say that race is a social construct? Why can racial DNA tests be misleading? Is it true that if you need a bone marrow donor, you can only find a match with someone of your own race? Are African-Americans really better at basketball than any other people? Are mixed people really more healthy/beautiful/intelligent/strong than non-mixed people?
Hereâ€™s a look at the next two episodes.
EPISODE 14 – Monday, January 30, 2006 :
This will be a bonus mini-episode in which we interview Kwame Anthony Appiah, author of the new book Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time) (Issues of Our Time)
EPISODE 15 – Monday, February 6, 2006 :
1) Carmen will rant about â€œdiversity-speakâ€–those phrases like â€œcultural competencyâ€ or â€œtoleranceâ€ that mean absolutely nothing and only serve to obscure conversations about race.
2) Mixed Media Watch news round-up.
3) Weâ€™ll interview renowned science fiction writer Octavia Butler, author of Kindred (Black Women Writers Series) and Parable of the Sower. Her newest work is Fledgling : A Novel.
Duration – 1:35:07
File Size â€“ 43.7 MB
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