Addicted to Race 101: Michelle Obama, Homophobia Among Blacks

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s podcast about America’s obsession with race. Here’s a rundown of what you’ll find in this episode:

What’s wrong with Salon running an article about Michelle Obama’s ass? Why do we either obsess over the Obamas’ sexuality or pretend it doesn’t exist? Is Prince a homophobe? What happens when religion, homophobia, and race intersect?

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Andrea (AJ) Plaid runs The Cruel Secretary, where she blogs about race, gender, and sex. Andrea has been quoted in the Washington Post and Chicago Tribune regarding the decline of the NAACP, African Americans’ protectiveness toward Senator Barack Obama, and the rift between white feminists and feminists of color in defending Michelle Obama against racist and sexist media attacks. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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