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.
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