It’s been really hard to update my bloggy-blog over the last several weeks: been knee-deep in deadlines and spending time with my kids. A newsletter with more details is forthcoming, so sign up if you haven’t already! I shouldn’t even be blogging right now because there’s this grant I’m applying for that’s due in a little more than 24 hours! Oh well. In between-time, kudos to my co-discussant, BaraTVTunde Thurston for landing a new and amazingly fresh gig at The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, to my other co-host, Tanner Colby, for all the ghost-writing gigs he’s recently landed (and the dozen or so I’m sure he’ll grab between now and December), and a great big virtual high-five from the three of us to Melissa Locker of The Guardian for featuring our podcast in her Listen to This column! By the way, have you checked out our latest episodes???? A new B-side and episode, featuring two female bosses, will drop early this week!
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.