ATR Premium 2 – Tim Wise – Preview

If racism benefits whites, why should white people try to change the system? Is it possible for white people to work against racism without spiraling into self-hatred? Why is racism particularly harmful to working-class whites? Anti-racism activist Tim Wise answers these questions and more in this episode of Addicted to Race Premium.

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Tim Wise is among the most prominent anti-racist writers and activists in the U.S. He has spoken to over 300,000 people in 48 states, and on over 350 college campuses. Wise has provided anti-racism training to teachers nationwide, and conducted trainings with physicians and medical industry professionals on how to combat racial inequities in health care. He has trained corporate, government, and law enforcement officials on methods for dismantling racism in their institutions, and has served as a consultant for plaintiff’s attorneys in federal discrimination cases in New York and Washington State.

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Duration – 17:09
File Size – 12.1 MB

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ATR 91 – diluting feminism, Michelle Obama, the Manchurian candidate

Do feminists who address race and racism run the risk of diluting feminism? What is it about Michelle Obama that many Americans find so threatening? Will white people be able to overcome their fear of racial retribution from a black president?

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Note from Carmen: There are some lag issues in the final segment of this episode – sorry about that. Just Skype acting up again.

Guest co-host Kai Chang is a technology entrepreneur and independent blogger living and working in New York City and southwestern Connecticut. Kai was born in Buffalo, New York, and has lived in Montreal, Canada; Los Angeles, California; Hong Kong; and the Szechuan province of China. Kai blogs at www.zuky.net, as well as at the new pro-migrant community blog The Sanctuary.

Update: Here are a few links relevant to the discussion. (Thanks Kai!)

Brownfemipower

Vox

Michelle Obama Watch

Fight the Smears

Duration – 1:03:28
File Size – 44.7 MB

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ATR Premium 1 – Dr Joseph L Graves – Preview

Dr. Graves explains why race is a social construct and not a biological reality, and debunks some common myths about biology and race. For example, are Kenyans biologically predisposed to winning marathons? And do Asian men really have the smallest penises?

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Addicted to Race Premium is the premium version of New Demographic’s podcast about America’s obsession with race. Every other week, subscribers receive an hour-long, exclusive audio interview with one of the nation’s top experts on race, racism and diversity.

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Dr. Joseph L. Graves is the Dean of University Studies and a professor of biology at North Caroline A&T State University. He is the author of the books The Emperor’s New Clothes: Biological Theories of Race at the Millennium and The Race Myth: Why We Pretend Race Exists in America. His research concerns the evolutionary genetics of postponed aging and biological concepts of race in humans, with over fifty papers and book chapters published, and appearances in six documentary films on these general topics.

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Duration – 18:15
File Size – 12.6 MB

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Introducing Addicted to Race Premium

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

I’m excited to announce the launch of Addicted to Race Premium, the premium version of our podcast about America’s obsession with race!

Every other week, premium subscribers will receive an hour-long, exclusive audio interview with one of the nation’s top experts on race, racism and diversity.

I decided to start this premium service because so many of you have asked me for a way to enhance your knowledge on these topics, without having to take a long, expensive anti-oppression or diversity training course.

Addicted to Race Premium provides you with a convenient and affordable way to access in-depth — and most importantly — ongoing learning about race, racism and diversity. After all, anti-racism is a journey, not a destination.

Our exclusive expert interviews will help you:

  • Learn how to think critically and analyze issues around race and racism.
  • Acquire terminology and language that can help you better articulate your experiences and opinions.

Are there any experts you’d love for us to interview, or topics you think we should cover? If so, email me at carmen@newdemographic.com and I’ll do my best to make it happen!

You can get all the details about Addicted to Race Premium here, and I hope you’ll enjoy the preview I’m about to post of our premiere episode. It should give you a flavor for what the interviews will be like. :)

ATR 90 – Indiana Jones, mulattoes, and politics

Can passing for white ever be a heroic act? What does the Indiana Jones franchise say about our ideas of primitive savages and white supremacy? Should Hillary Clinton’s loss be interpreted as a loss for gender equality? And perhaps most importantly, will Mat be able to defeat the gargantuan cockroaches of Texas?

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Note from Carmen: This episode was recorded before Obama won the Democratic nomination.

Guest co-host Mat Johnson was born to an Irish American father and an African American mother, and grew up inspired by both literary traditions. He attended graduate school at Columbia University. Johnson has written two novels, including Hunting in Harlem (2004, winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in fiction), about the area’s gentrification, and a nonfiction book, The Great Negro Plot. His work addresses contemporary race and social issues with wicked humor. His latest work is the graphic novel Incognegro, and you can find his blog at Niggerati.

Duration – 1:04:42
File Size – 60.7 MB

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ATR 89 – Myanmar, Martin Luther King, and hip hop

What does the graphic nature of the Myanmar disaster coverage say about the value of yellow, brown and black lives? Why have we sanitized the memory of Martin Luther King to the point where we are shocked by a statue depicting him with his arms crossed? And lastly, does hip hop help or harm social justice?

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Note from Carmen: This episode was supposed to come out the week of May 19th, but unfortunately I only got around to editing and posting it this weekend. The good news though, is that you’ll get two ATR episodes this week! Look for episode 90 this Friday.

Guest co-host R. L’Heureux Lewis, also known as Dumi Eyi di yiye (Eddie-yi-yay), is a Assistant Professor at the City College of New York – CUNY in the Department of Sociology and Black Studies Program. He researches, writes, and does activist work on schools, youth of color, and mental health. His recent blogging can be found at www.uptownnotes.com and his professional work can be found at www.professorlewis.com.

Duration – 57:45
File Size – 40.7 MB

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