Brand-new “Addicted to Race” episode out now (#52)!

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

addicted to raceA brand-new episode of Addicted to Race is out! If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our podcast in iTunes. Click here to launch iTunes and subscribe today, it’s absolutely free.

Carmen is joined by guest co-host Kristen Chase in this episode. Kristen is the author of the popular blog Motherhood Uncensored and host of the podcast by the same name. Kristen also co-founded Cool Mom Picks, a cheeky product and service review blog for discerning moms and writes The Mom Trap blog at Clubmom.com.

After listener feedback, Kristen and Carmen discuss the following four news items:

  • Reclaiming Racist: Because we stopped calling out people as being racist, the very people who support systems of oppression now label us racists. Because racist became perverted, some are now distorted enough to think the oppressed are the oppressors.
  • Anthropologist: Mel Gibson’s ‘Apocalypto’ is a pornographic Western fantasy of supremacy: Traci Ardren, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Miami, argues that the film resurrects racist notions about Mayan culture that have long been disproved by scholars.
  • Bridal magazines seem to think black women don’t get married: “Our data seem to support the idea that the phrase ‘always a bridesmaid, never a bride’ was actually meant for how women of color are represented in bridal magazines,” Frisby said.
  • Racism abounds following Rosie: Comments on the story have taken several classic, yet undeniably ignorant, turns. 1. Rosie Didn’t Mean To Be Racist. 2. If It Were (X), They Wouldn’t Be Mad… 3. “Ching Chong” is a Bad Accent of an Otherwise Accurate Representation of Chinese. 4. “Ching Chong” Is Funny. 5. “Get Over It”. 6. Now’s My Chance To Hate on Asians, Too…

This episode features music from J. Dilla featuring Pharoahe Monch and Pigeon John, courtesy of Spectre Music.

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Duration – 49:00
File Size – 45 MB
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