The “mixed olympics” is the subject of Jen’s rant today. Yes, we believe strongly that people should be able to self-identify however they want. But if you’re listing 8 or 15 different ethnicities, are you for real? Or are you just trying to “out-mix” everybody else?
MIXED MEDIA WATCH NEWS UPDATE
Carmen discusses four recent news stories. An article about single women who are using sperm donors to have babies on their own quoted one white woman as saying that she wanted to make a mixed baby. Her reasons for this? A attraction to multiculturalism, a belief that a mixed child wouldn’t need as much sunblock and a parallel to mixed dogs, who are always more friendly and don’t bark as much. The principal of a magnet school in Hartford, CT coerced mixed students to change their official racial classification to white so that the school could qualify for more funding. Yet another nation-wide study on interracial relationships oops! forgets to include Asians in the mix. An article on the treatment of mixed identity on “The L Word” sets off a firestorm of anti-mixed feedback.
RACE IN THE WORKPLACE
We finally debut this brand-new segment! Carmen shares a story about trying to explain a racist incident to her boss, only to be labeled a bigot herself. And Marsha writes in with a story about a misguided attempt at celebrating multiculturalism at her office.
Duration – 1:03:53
File Size – 29.4 MB
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