ATR 112 – Skip Gates, Chris Brown, Marie Claire magazine

Can the Henry Louis Gates arrest be used to lead a productive dialogue around race? Why did Obama have to apologize for his reaction to the arrest? Is Chris Brown’s apology video too little, too late? And why didn’t Marie Claire include any women of color in its article about non-custodial mothers? Carmen Van Kerckhove, Tami Winfrey Harris, Thea Lim, and L’Heureux Dumi Lewis discuss.

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ATR 111 – Kirstie Alley, Sotomayor, interracial roommates, Birth of a Nation

What does the recent Twitter exchange between actress Kirstie Alley and media assassin Harry Allen tell us about this country’s discourse on race? Is the brouhaha surrounding Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination indicative of anxiety on the part of white males that they are an endangered species? Can dorming with a student of another race turn you less or more racist? And why is DJ Spooky’s “(Re)Birth of a Nation” experiment an epic fail? Carmen Van Kerckhove, Tami Winfrey Harris, and Andrea Plaid discuss.

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ATR 110 – All about race and sex

This episode is NSFW. Are beauty standards for black women really laxer than for white women, just because big booties are appreciated? What role does race and ethnicity play in burlesque? Why must interracial porn always be so racist? What is it about race play that gets people off? Carmen Van Kerckhove, Tami Winfrey Harris, and Andrea Plaid discuss.

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The clock is ticking!

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Hey I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day you can apply to the brand-new program I’m launching called The Racialicious Experience.

The deadline is 5 pm Eastern today. You can request your application here.

Here’s a little bit more information about the program, if you haven’t read about it yet.

I’ve been really inspired by the quarter million people who visit our blog Racialicious each month.

Our readers have told me that the blog is a refuge for them, a place where they can come to feel sane, and that it provides them with something that’s missing in their offline lives: a safe space in which they can have relaxed, authentic, and productive conversations about race. Continue reading

ATR 109 – Race in the Workplace, New Haven Firefighters

What do you do when your white supervisor’s child asks you why your skin is brown? Is the New Haven Firefighters Supreme Court case evidence of “reverse racism” against whites? Carmen Van Kerckhove, Latoya Peterson, and Tami Winfrey Harris discuss.

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What if Racialicious wasn’t just a blog, but an actual experience?

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Wow! I just checked our stats and it turns out we had close to 400 people registered for my free teleseminar yesterday, “Love and Sex: What’s Race Got to Do With It?”

Those of you who joined me live – thank you! Those of you who missed it, don’t worry. If you registered, you will get an audio recording via email. (You can still register for the audio now if you’d like to hear it.)

As you know, this call was a preview to a new program I’m launching called The Racialicious Experience.

Let me tell you more about it.

I’ve been really inspired by the quarter million people who visit our blog Racialicious each month.

Our readers have told me that the blog is a refuge for them, a place where they can come to feel sane, and that it provides them with something that’s missing in their offline lives: a safe space in which they can have relaxed, authentic, and productive conversations about race.

So I began thinking to myself: would it be possible to replicate those qualities of our blog into something bigger? Into a live experience?

And that’s how The Racialicious Experience was born.

It’s a 6-week program in which we’ll explore how race impacts the way we view the world, our experiences in the workplace, our family life, our sexual and romantic relationships, and even the way we do or do not express our authentic selves. We’ll conclude with the biggest question of all: Why does it even matter? At the end of the day, what’s the human cost of racism?

One of things that I believe is missing from a lot of programs out there that explore race or diversity, is this human element. Continue reading