NEWISH Episodes of About Race

FAMILY! My bad. I haven’t posted our latest episodes (mostly) because I’ve been caught up in reading and researching and prepping for a camping trip to Havasu Canyon I’ll be embarking on real soon (more later, promise). Below are links to the episodes I have not posted! For other formats and links galore, please visit our site. Shalom. PS: If you …

#003: The “Recorded Before Certain Events in Baltimore” Episode is OUT!!!

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 …

You Too Can Jumpstart Latino History Month(s) By Buying Yourself the Gift of Knowledge

Ok, full disclosure: Someone actually reminded me that it’s Latino History Month. I forgot that today was the official kick off until a homegirl sent me this really sweet Buzzfeed article. I was on the site earlier today but missed the piece because I was dumbstruck by Urban Outfitters latest low, the hawking of a “vintage Kent State” sweater with red …

What I’m Reading: This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color

In between writing another round of a section for a new book proposal—wo/man, writing book proposals are tedious, especially when you have to justify your mere existence to editors, explain your language, your culture, your self, your…—I found myself in dire need of inspiration. So, after about two decades, I decided to pick up an anthology I had not visited …

Please Don’t Call Me “Spanish” & Other Problematic Descriptors

Recently, I’ve had the privilege of talking to a variety of high school, community college, and university students from two regions in the United States. Most, but not all, of the students were women and many were of Latino/Hispanic descent. The majority of the folks I met had expressed an intense desire to lead and heal their communities in the …

President Obama Bums Me Out & A Postscript About the N-Word

So, yeah. By now, you’ve probably heard all about President Obama’s new My Brother’s Keeper initiative on the tube. It’s aimed, according to a White House blog on the subject published this morning, at “empowering boys and young men of color, a segment of our society which too often faces disproportionate challenges and obstacles to success.” In the blog, the authors drop …