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Multiracial Family Man

Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 5-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races). Alex has been seen on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” NBC’s EVB Live, and in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and CNN.com.
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Sep 20, 2015

Ep. 32: David Livingstone Smith is a professor of philosophy at the University of New England, where he teaches courses on philosophy of psychology, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, free will and determinism, philosophy of human nature, philosophy of race, and other topics.  For more on David, please see: http://www.une.edu/people/david-livingstone-smith

He is the author of the book Less Than Human: Why We Demean, Enslave and Exterminate Others, the winner of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Award for non-fiction http://www.lessthanhumanbook.com/

Listen as David discusses and explains the philosophy of race as well as his book in which he asks: What is it about us that makes it possible for ordinary human beings to use race as a way of conceiving of others as less than human.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Sep 13, 2015

Ep. 31: Sarah Ratliff and Bryony Sutherland are authors who have collaborated on a new book, an anthology called Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide.  It is a must-read for anyone interested in the issues facing multiracial people and people within multiracial families.  The anthology, published by Heritage Press Publications, is a non-fiction book that cites the experiences of both mixed-race authors and those in interracial partnerships of all ages and backgrounds, from all over the world. It blends positivity, negativity, humor, pathos and realism in an enlightening exploration of what it means to be more than one ethnicity.

Sarh was born in the Netherlands, raised partially in Lagos, Nigeria and eventually in New York City.  Sarah’s mother was African American and Japanese. Her father was Caucasian. Raised to be proud of her mixed race; at the same time her parents prepared her for the racism she would experience, the result of being Black in a country that repeatedly proves it isn’t ready to accept all races.

Bryony was born and raised in the United Kingdom, Bryony is Caucasian. She is married to a man of Caribbean descent and they have three biracial sons. During the quarter of a century she has been with her partner, she can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times they have encountered racism as a result of their union. She feels incredibly positive about raising three mixed kids, each of whom is happy and comfortable in his skin.

Listen as Sarah and Bryony talk to Alex about how they came together, how they decided to collaborate on the book, and what they learned along the way.  As an added bonus, get to hear the "words of wisdom" of the rooster that lives on Sarah's farm in Puerto Rico, as he chimes in throughout the interview!

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
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Sep 13, 2015

Ep. 30: TaRessa Stovall is Black, White, and Jewish.  She was raised in Seattle and in her formative years found herself involved with the Black Panthers and receiving the benefit of their educational outreach efforts.  She also remembers quite well the experience of being introduced to the music of fellow Seattle-ite, Jimi Hendrix.  Some time later, she left Seattle for Atlanta where she worked in public relations for Spelman College. 

A mom of two, TaRessa is an author who writes frequently about questions of race and multiraciality, and talks candidly about her own multiracial experience and that of her children (whose father is Black).  For more about TaRessa, check out her blog, Black and Blewish (http://blackandblewish.com/) and her website: Taressa (http://www.taressa.com/).

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Sep 6, 2015

Ep. 29: Rudy Tabasa is a Black and Filipino hip-hop dancer turned clothing designer who created a clothing line to advocate for and represent the multiracial community.  Rudy calls the company HalfBreed Clothing Company (http://halfbreedclothingco.myshopify.com/), and he was inspired to create it to help his daughter embrace her roots and feel less alone.  It has now become a huge sucess, and is growing all the time.

Listen as Rudy discusses growing up multiracial in the Bay Area in and around San Francisco, his time as a hip-hop dancer, and how he is hoping that HalfBreed will inspire and advocate for his daughter and the countless other multiracial kids out there.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: www.alexbarnettcomic.com or visit him on Facebook (www.facebook.com/alexbarnettcomic) or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

To subscribe to the Multiracial Family Man, please click here: MULTIRACIAL FAMILY MAN PODCAST

 

Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons - By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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