Right after taping our last B-side and episode of About Race, which you can listen to on our fresh new website (or favorite podcast player), I flew down to Fort Lauderdale, Florida to compete in the Women’s National Golden Gloves. I won the gold in the master’s 141 lb. weight class! Here, I’m pictured with my fellow sister-mommy-boxers, Nisa Rodriguez, her son Emerson, and, to your right, Adrienne Ford. A special shout out to the New York Metro team and coaches, especially coaches Rich and Susan Reno for having my back and working my corner!
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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