Submit an audio commentary to Addicted to Race

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Those of you who are subscribers to Addicted to Race may have noticed that I’ve fallen off my game a bit in the last couple weeks.

Last Monday’s episode didn’t happen because my computer basically chewed it up, and neither Jenn nor I were able to reschedule later in the week. And this past week I didn’t have any time to do a new episode.

Unfortunately the next few weeks are going to be a bit hellish for me: a combination of final exams and outside commitments (weddings, family stuff). But I don’t want to leave you hanging podcast-less for a month.

So here’s what I’m suggesting. For the rest of May, ATR episodes are going to be made up almost entirely of content submitted by listeners. This week I’m going to put out an episode of all the audio comments I’ve received since last episode.

And I’ll keep doing that for the next few weeks.

But in order to do this, I need your help! So will you please do me a favor and call our voicemail comment line at 206-203-3983 and leave an audio comment (or two or three)?

It can either be in reaction to past episodes, or to any of the things going on in the news lately. Not limited to these topics of course, but here are some to make you think:

  • Virginia Tech shooting and the media’s treatment of Cho’s ethnicity and immigration status, also the treatment of his name: Cho Seung-Hui or Seung-Hui Cho?
  • The recent discussions about misogyny in hip hop. What did you think of Oprah’s town hall meetings? How did we get from Don Imus saying some ignorant shit to blaming hip hop?
  • The “Stop Snitchin’” movement. Did any of you catch Anderson Cooper’s interview with Cam’ron on 60 Minutes? How has the media handled or mishandled this topic?
  • Racism on the radio. What are your thoughts on Rush Limbaugh’s “Barack the Magic Negro” song? What do you think of JV & Elvis’s racist Chinese restaurant prank? Is racism ever going to stop being a way to boost ratings?
  • The squandering of Katrina funds. Did you see this Washington Post article? “Allies offered $854 million in cash and in oil that was to be sold for cash. But only $40 million has been used so far for disaster victims or reconstruction, according to U.S. officials and contractors. Most of the aid went uncollected, including $400 million worth of oil. Some offers were withdrawn or redirected to private groups such as the Red Cross. The rest has been delayed by red tape and bureaucratic limits on how it can be spent.”

This week’s episode is delayed

Jennifer Fang from Reappropriate and I recorded an entire episode (60+ minutes) last night, but the entire recording was lost when my computer acted up. :(

We’re going to try and get together again later this week to give it another go, but I’m not sure when it’ll happen exactly.

ATR 67 – Don Imus – 04/16/2007 – Voicemail 206-203-3983

Carmen and Yolanda Carrington discuss the recent Don Imus controversy, and how those of us who do anti-racist work can get our voices heard in the mainstream media.

Guest co-host Yolanda Carrington is a writer and activist, and the moderator of the blog The Primary Contradiction. Her primary focus is the intersection of gender, race, and class, and the struggles of people of color in white-dominated societies. Her subjects of interest include history, social change movements, popular culture, and the mass media.

SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK!
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Duration – 46:44
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No podcast this week

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Hey folks, I’m taking a break this week from the podcast, but I’ll be back next week. In the meantime, please keep those great comments coming! I’ve received a couple voicemails which is great — if you haven’t tried it yet, please do! I’d love to hear from you in your own voice. :)
If you’re looking for some audio in the meantime, you can download the MP3 of my session at the recent BlogHer Business Conference. My case study starts about halfway through. Here’s a description:

Session:
Four Successful Business Blog Case Studies

Description:
Members of the BlogHer Business Advisory Committee present top-notch business blogs and bloggers. Get a crash course on what they went through, and why they succeed.

Small Business Blog: Susan Getgood interviews Shirley Frazier of GiftBasket Business Blog

Media/publishing Blog: Elana Centor interviews WashingtonPost.Newsweek Interactive CEO and Publisher Caroline Little.

Solopreneur Blog: Lena West interviews Carmen VanKerckhove from New Demographic

Large Enterprise Blog: Maria Niles interviews Staci Schiller from the Wells Fargo Blogs team.

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Introducing a new blog: Race in the Workplace

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

I’m excited to announce the launch of a brand-new New Demographic blog, Race in the Workplace. Please head on over to check it out!

It will explore how race and racism influence our working lives. You’ll find a mix of practical advice, personal stories, interviews with experts and authors, recommended resources, and much, much more. But perhaps most importantly, you’ll find a space in which you can discuss these issues with like-minded people.

If you’re anything like me, you’re tired of the robotic diversity-speak and uncritical celebrations of multiculturalism that dominate our workplaces. That’s why I started New Demographic, an anti-racism training company that goes beyond diversity buzzwords to tackle the real issues behind race and racism.

I hope you’ll enjoy the blog and that you’ll participate in the conversations that will take place there. Let me know what you think! :)

ATR 66 – All Listener Feedback – 04/02/2007

This episode is all about you! It’s a special episode made up entirely of listener feedback. Here’s what we cover:

  • Reclaiming the n-word (episode 64)
  • Some thoughts on the word “queer”
  • White people and hip hop (episode 65)
  • Jewish outmarriage and how reactions divide on gender lines
  • Immigration and US foreign policy (episode 28)
  • Barack Obama and his blackness (episode 57)
  • SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK!
    There are 3 ways to get in touch with us. Leave a comment to this post, call our voicemail number at 206-203-3983, or email us at addictedtorace@gmail.com.

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    Duration – 52:25
    File Size – 49.2 MB
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