ATR Premium 4 – Jae Ran Kim – Preview

Why does it cost less to adopt a black or biracial child than a white child? What kinds of racial inequities exist in the child welfare system? How has adoption historically been used as a tool of oppression? Jae Ran Kim is contributor to Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption.

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Jae Ran Kim is a licensed social worker and writer. Born in South Korea in 1968, Jae Ran was adopted to Minnesota at the age of three. Jae Ran has most recently been published in the anthologies, Outsiders Within: Writing on Transracial Adoption by South End Press and Religion and Spirituality in Korean America published by University of Illinois Press. Jae Ran will begin a Ph.D. program at the University of Minnesota’s School of Social Work this fall. Her blog, is Harlow’s Monkey at http://harlowmonkey.typepad.com.

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Duration – 14:25
File Size – 10.1 MB

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ATR 93 – race and sex

Warning: This episode contains adult content, explicit language, and frank discussions of sexual acts.

Why aren’t there more people of color giving sex-positive sex advice? How have stereotypes about hyper-sexualized non-white people caused a puritanical backlash to sexuality? How do race and sex collide on the dance floor? Why have sexuality and spirituality been decoupled in American interpretations of Eastern philosophy?

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Andrea (AJ) Plaid runs The Cruel Secretary, where she blogs about race, gender, and sex; she’s also a contributor at Michelle Obama Watch. Andrea has been quoted in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune regarding the decline of the NAACP, African Americans’ protectiveness toward Senator Barack Obama, and the rift between white feminists and feminists of color in defending Michelle Obama against racist and sexist media attacks. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Duration – 55:39
File Size – 26.2 MB

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ATR Premium 3 – Terrie M. Williams – Preview

What are the impacts of racism on mental health? Why is the stereotype of the “strong black woman” so damaging? Why do some African-Americans distrust the medical establishment? Terrie M. Williams answers these questions and more in this episode of Addicted to Race Premium.

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Terrie is a clinical social worker by training who became a successful public relations pro by her own design. Terrie is author Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting, which tells the untold story of depression among African-Americans as well as Terrie’s tale of her own chronic depression—a revealing narrative she shared in the June 2005 issue of ESSENCE magazine. Terrie has a B. A. (cum laude) in Psychology and Sociology from Brandeis University, and an M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University.

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Duration – 16:40
File Size – 11.5 MB

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ATR 92 – black Chinese in South Africa, racism in fashion, Obama talks white

Why have Chinese been reclassified as “black” in South Africa? Is the fashion industry racist? Is Ralph Nader right when he says that Obama “talks white?”

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Baratunde Thurston is a comedian, writer and activist. He blogs at The Huffington post and as Jack Turner for Jack & Jill Politics. He’s been featured on NPR, BBC, CNN, The NY Times, C-SPAN and ComedyCentral.com. Baratunde speaks at colleges and conferences around the country and lives in NYC where he works for The Onion.

Duration – 58:50
File Size – 27.6 MB

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