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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 6-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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May 29, 2016

Ep. 67: Riana Anderson is a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the Applied Psychology and Human Development Division (APHD). Her current fellowship is with Dr. Howard Stevenson in the Racial Empowerment Collaborative (REC), which centers on cultural pride, coping and parenting, culturally specific parenting strategies, and other ways of reducing race-related stress. She received her doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Virginia and was a Clinical and Community Psychology Pre-doctoral Fellow at Yale University’s School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006 with degrees in Psychology and Political Science. She then taught for 2 years with Teach For America in Atlanta, GA. She has also conducted community based participatory research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, and neuropsychological research at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Anderson aims to assist at-risk youth with practical applications of her research and clinical services, as well as through academic instruction and policy recommendations. She strives to improve the psychological outcomes for African American youth through expanded coping strategies, discovery and encouragement of alternative outcomes, culturally and contextually relevant parenting programs, and community building, participation, and collaboration. One of her goals is to create youth centers and interventions that support the mental and physical health— as well as educational goals—of African American youth in urban communities.

Dr. Anderson is interested in fostering positive outcomes among impoverished, urban, and Black youth in contextually relevant ways. She investigates how protective familial mechanisms such as parenting and racial socialization operate in the face of risks linked to poverty, discrimination, and residential environment. Dr. Anderson is particularly interested in how these factors predict familial functioning and subsequent child psychosocial and academic achievement, especially relating to family-based interventions. She is currently working on a four-session intervention to assess and alleviate racial stress and trauma in order to facilitate healthy parent-child relationships and racial assertiveness.

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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May 22, 2016

Ep. 66 - Glenn Robinson is a White guy.  He's married to a Mexican woman, and they have 2 Biracial and Bicultural kids.

Glenn is a devoted advocate for the multiracial and multicultural communities.  He aggregates and curates content for several websites aimed at the issues confronting these communities.  Those websites are:

Community Village http://www.communityvillageus.us/

Mixed American Life https://mixedamericanlife.wordpress.com/

500 Nations http://500nations.us/

Oppression Monitor http://oppressionmonitor.us/

 

 

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/

May 15, 2016

Ep. 65: The director of Mixed Up, the documentary, Rose Espiritu identifies as a biracial Nigerian-Filippino woman. Today Rose hopes that her film will help parents of interracial families support positive racial identity development in their children.

Mixed Up attempts to permeate these layers of race talk to discover what it means to be the parent of a multiracial child. While this film cannot provide a definitive representation of the multiracial experience, she hopes that it will spark a conversation about the influence of parents' unconscious racial biases on children of interracial families. She also hopes that by shining a light on this aspect of internalized racism, the film will inspire parents to think carefully about the repercussions of their racial biases on their children's sense of identity.

In the end. the message of Mixed Up centers on love. She believes that a parent's love for their child can override white supremacy culture and allow us to build a future generation of self.

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/

May 8, 2016

Ep. 64: Lorie Tensen is an author.  She's also "bionic." It's not hard to see why.  Having been dealt a number of challenges in life, she's rebuilt herself stronger than ever before.

She was born in St. Paul, Minnesota on May 7, 1966. The result of an affair between a married, Black detective and a foreigner: a woman from Honduras. Seven months later, she was adopted into a White, Dutch family and raised in a small, farming community two hours west of the Twin Cities. 

At the age of 12, Lorie suffered a terrible accident, resulting in the loss of her right hand and lower arm.  This led to years of grappling with her own self-image and self-esteem.

Later in life, she struggled through college, where her racial background set her apart.  Then, she was a single mom working hard to make ends meet.  She later married, but the marriage ended in divorce, and Lorie found herself struggling again. 

But, by focusing on her passion, on raising her kids, and on her goal of giving back, she found herself on the right career path.  Hers in an inspirational story, and you can read about it in her memoir: "Taking My Hand Out of My Pocket" available here: http://www.amazon.com/Taking-Hand-Out-My-Pocket/dp/0692266054

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/

May 1, 2016

Ep. 63: Jordana Manchester is Biracial (White mom, Black dad).  She was raised by her her mother and her White adoptive father (he married her mother when she was 4 years old and they had her younger brother a year later). So she was raised in an all-White household. 

After several years in Winnipeg, where she suffered overt racism, Jordana and her family moved back to Vancouver, which marked the beginning of her ethnic and culturally confused adolescence. She was the only Black kid in school and kids swung from expecting her to "act Black" to accusing her of being "not Black enough" or acquaintances would refer to me as the "Whitest Black person I know." 

After high school, Jordana embarked upon world travel, which eventually led her to study anthropology and these two things (travel and her studies) led her to create the travel and culture website, The Urban Xenophile, which Jordana hopes will help bring own racial barriers by inspiring ALL ethnic groups to travel and exchange ideas with one another.

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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