This episode is dedicated exclusively to listener feedback. Here’s what we cover:
- The host of GOP Exposed calls in with a voicemail, asking why it is that black people are so rarely shown with black romantic partners or families on TV or in movies.
- Alethia Hostetter writes in about intersectionality: how oppression, identity, and privilege intersect and interact in complex ways in peopleâ€™s lives.
- Faye, a 16 year-old high school student, emails us about how race sometimes causes tension in her group of ethnically diverse friends.
- A listener calls in with a voicemail, asking how as a white person she can deal with the anger that’s often directed towards her because of her race, and the hostility she sometimes feels from black women towards her interracial relationship.
- Alex Gombach writes in asking us if he should be offended when Chinese people call him “lo faan” or “lao guei,” terms used to describe “foreigners.”
- Mark Lind emails us asking about the implications of race as a social construct.
- Deborah Wilson writes to us in reaction to Carmen’s rant in episode 32 about the coded ways in which we talk about race without appearing to talk about race. She sees a similar dynamic in the backlash against disco in the late 70s
- Ekachai Jiaravanont emails us in reaction to our jokes about the listener who asked if we date Asian men, since we talk so much about their problematic media representations. He thinks we trivialized and ridiculed the listener without understanding where the “angry Asian man” syndrome comes from.
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Duration – 1:15:54
File Size – 30.5 MB
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