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Addicted to Race 68: Imus, hip hop, “queer

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

addicted to raceA brand-new episode (No. 68) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race.

This is an all listener audio comment episode:

  • Frances shares her thoughts on the Don Imus controversy
  • Jeff weighs in on misogyny in hip hop
  • ME discusses the word “queer”
  • Tereza responds to our episode on white people and hip hop

Submit an audio commentary to Addicted to Race

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

Those of you who are subscribers to Addicted to Race may have noticed that I’ve fallen off my game a bit in the last couple weeks.

Last Monday’s episode didn’t happen because my computer basically chewed it up, and neither Jenn nor I were able to reschedule later in the week. And this past week I didn’t have any time to do a new episode.

Unfortunately the next few weeks are going to be a bit hellish for me: a combination of final exams and outside commitments (weddings, family stuff). But I don’t want to leave you hanging podcast-less for a month.

So here’s what I’m suggesting. For the rest of May, ATR episodes are going to be made up almost entirely of content submitted by listeners. This week I’m going to put out an episode of all the audio comments I’ve received since last episode.

And I’ll keep doing that for the next few weeks.

But in order to do this, I need your help! So will you please do me a favor and call our voicemail comment line at 206-203-3983 and leave an audio comment (or two or three)?

It can either be in reaction to past episodes, or to any of the things going on in the news lately. Not limited to these topics of course, but here are some to make you think:

  • Virginia Tech shooting and the media’s treatment of Cho’s ethnicity and immigration status, also the treatment of his name: Cho Seung-Hui or Seung-Hui Cho?
  • The recent discussions about misogyny in hip hop. What did you think of Oprah’s town hall meetings? How did we get from Don Imus saying some ignorant shit to blaming hip hop?
  • The “Stop Snitchin’” movement. Did any of you catch Anderson Cooper’s interview with Cam’ron on 60 Minutes? How has the media handled or mishandled this topic?
  • Racism on the radio. What are your thoughts on Rush Limbaugh’s “Barack the Magic Negro” song? What do you think of JV & Elvis’s racist Chinese restaurant prank? Is racism ever going to stop being a way to boost ratings?
  • The squandering of Katrina funds. Did you see this Washington Post article? “Allies offered $854 million in cash and in oil that was to be sold for cash. But only $40 million has been used so far for disaster victims or reconstruction, according to U.S. officials and contractors. Most of the aid went uncollected, including $400 million worth of oil. Some offers were withdrawn or redirected to private groups such as the Red Cross. The rest has been delayed by red tape and bureaucratic limits on how it can be spent.”

Addicted to Race 67: Don Imus

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

addicted to raceA brand-new episode (No. 67) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race.

Carmen and Yolanda Carrington discuss the recent Don Imus controversy, and how those of us who do anti-racist work can get our voices heard in the mainstream media.

Guest co-host Yolanda Carrington is a writer and activist, and the moderator of the blog The Primary Contradiction. Her primary focus is the intersection of gender, race, and class, and the struggles of people of color in white-dominated societies. Her subjects of interest include history, social change movements, popular culture, and the mass media.

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Duration – 46:44
File Size – 18.8 MB
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Addicted to Race 66: All Listener Feedback

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

addicted to raceA brand-new episode (No. 66) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race.

This episode is all about you! It’s a special episode made up entirely of listener feedback. Here’s what we cover:

  • Reclaiming the n-word (episode 64)
  • Some thoughts on the word “queer”
  • White people and hip hop (episode 65)
  • Jewish outmarriage and how reactions divide on gender lines
  • Immigration and US foreign policy (episode 28)
  • Barack Obama and his blackness (episode 57)
  • SUBMIT YOUR FEEDBACK!
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    Duration – 52:25
    File Size – 49.2 MB
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    Addicted to Race 63: Race and Advertising

    by Carmen Van Kerckhove

    addicted to raceA brand-new episode (No. 63) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race.

    Carmen is joined by guest co-host Hadji Williams in this episode. Hadji Williams has spent over 15 years in the advertising and marketing worlds at Chicago and New York agencies great and small, including BBDO and FootSteps Group. Williams is also an educator, having taught over 20 introductory and advanced advertising courses at Columbia College Chicago. A recent Californian, Williams is also the author of the controversial KNOCK THE HUSTLE (2006), KTH: VoL. 2 (Fall 2007) and C.R.E.A.M. (Winter 2007). Currently Williams has launched ProdigalPen, Inc. Publishing, which is dedicated to sharing the stories of multicultural life.

    On this episode, Hadji and Carmen discuss the lack of diversity in the advertising industry and how people of color can survive and thrive in corporate America.

    This episode features the songs “Big Bidness” and “Such is Life” by Oddisee, courtesy of Spectre Entertainment Group.

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    Duration – 1:01:45
    File Size – 57.9 MB
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    Addicted to Race 60: Anti-racist parenting

    by Carmen Van Kerckhove

    addicted to raceA brand-new episode (No. 60) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race.

    Carmen is joined by guest co-host Jason Sperber. Jason Sperber is a former stay-at-home-dad living in California’s Central Valley. Currently a writer, blogger, and online community manager, he taught high school social studies in a former life and has a background in ethnic studies and education for social justice. He writes the blog “daddy in a strange land,” coordinates “Rice Daddies,” the group blog by Asian American dads, and is a columnist for New Demographic’s own Anti-Racist Parent.

    They discuss anti-racist parenting, specifically, how parents need to consider the diversity of their environment when raising kids.

    This episode features the songs “Crash Test Dummies” by Loer Velocity courtesy of Spectre Entertainment Group.

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    Duration – 48:27
    File Size – 44.5 MB
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    Addicted to Race 58: Shilpa Shetty, Ghetto Parties, Superbowl

    by Carmen Van Kerckhove

    addicted to raceA brand-new episode (No. 58) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race.

    Carmen is joined by guest co-host Liam McGrath in this episode. Liam is a long-time listener of the show, and is the man responsible for the voiceovers in our intro and outro.

    They discuss the recent rash of “ghetto” or “gangsta” parties on college campuses, as well as the phenomenon of both Superbowl teams having black coaches this year. Carmen also interviews Sarita Malik, author of the book Representing Black Britain: Black and Asian Images on British Television about the recent controversy surrounding the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother.

    This episode features the songs “Pop Rocks” by Junk Science and “Truth Is” by Brother Ali, courtesy of Spectre Entertainment Group.

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    Duration – 1:11:12
    File Size – 66.8 MB
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    Addicted to Race 56: Asian outmarriage, race and genetics

    by Carmen Van Kerckhove

    addicted to raceA brand-new episode (No. 56) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession with race.

    Carmen is joined by guest co-host Jennifer Fang in this super-sized episode. Jennifer blogs at Reappropriate primarily about issues dealing with Asian American feminism and race activism. She is also the webmaster for APIABlogs.net, a syndicated blog of a number of political Asian American blogs.

    First up is listener feedback. Then, Jenn, Carmen and sociologist C.N. Le discuss the high rates of interracial marriage among Asian-American women and its implications on community-building and Asian-American feminism. Finally, Jenn discusses the politics of research on race and genetics.

    This episode features music from Psalm One and Madlib, courtesy of Spectre Music.

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    Duration – 1:21:18
    File Size – 74.6 MB
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