Because we’ve been reading and processing your feedback, our About Race crew decided we’d drop extras into the mix. Here, we discuss listener questions and feedback about the “Recorded Before Certain Events in Baltimore” episode (available below). Check it out. Tell a friend. Also, make sure to visit showaboutrace.com to sign up for our newsletter and subscribe via iTunes and RSS feed.
QUESTION FOR YOU, FOLKS: What did you think of season one of ABC’s Fresh Off The Boat? Let us know, and we’ll air your thoughts on ABOUT RACE next week…would love to hear some thoughts from second-generation Americans. Paz!
Here, we discuss the first season of ABC’s Fresh off the Boat; the complicated politics of whites adopting racial identities that are not their own; and the social media phenomenon of the Dixon Challenge. Tell us what you think!
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On this episode, Baratunde, Tanner y yo discuss the shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina, the colorism debate surrounding Kendrick Lamar’s fiancee, and the laughable attempts of Mindy Kaling’s brother to use affirmative action to get into medical school.
I wanted to hip you to a new podcast I’m super proud to be co-hosting with authors Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby, called Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race, or simply, ABOUT RACE. We debuted our first “Hey Starbucks, Will You Sponsor Us?” episode, embedded here, yesterday on the spanking new Panoply network, the audio arm of The Slate Group. Listen to us discuss the Starbucks “Race Together” fiasco; the issues of race, class, and identity raised in This American Life’s “Three Miles” episode, and the ongoing debate over black celebrities and “The New Black.”
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Hear ye, folks. I’m stoked to announce that I’ll be co-hosting a new podcast with authors Baratunde Thurston (How to Be Black) and Tanner Colby (Some Of My Best Friends Are Black) called Our National Conversation About Conversations About Race. The podcast will debut in early April as part of The Slate Group’s new Panoply Network. SUBSCRIBE and download a free preview here. Read all about our new baby here and sign up for email alerts. And when you have a moment, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.