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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).

Within the Multiracial Community, Alex is active as a performer and advocate.  Alex was a featured performer at the 2012 New Orleans Loving Festival, the 2015 Mixed-Remixed Festival in Los Angeles, and the 2016 Blend Conference at Cornell University.

Alex is the co-founder of Multiracial Media ( a website that showcases the voices of the Multiracial Community.

Alex also is the co-creator of the comic strip, The Bronze Panther, about a four-year-old, biracial superhero.

Alex has performed at clubs, colleges and venues throughout the country.  He's appeared on the Katie Couric Show, been featured on Sirius/XM Radio’s “Raw Dog Comedy,” and NBC’s EVB Live, and in, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and

Jul 28, 2019


Ep. 231: Spirit Tawfiq is a self-proclaimed "Social Justice Passionista" and storyteller dedicated to serving as a bridge between the Civil Rights Movement and the powerful freedom train engineered by the courageous and passionate young people of today.

Spirit was born and raised in Canada and moved to the U.S. after high school. Her father is white and mother is black. They met in college in Illinois in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and left the U.S. in opposition to the Vietnam War.  Growing up in Canada, Spirit was unaware that her own mother Minnijean Brown Trickey was one of the Little Rock Nine who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957 in the U.S. 

Upon learning her mother's story, she became invigorated and dedicated to keep this powerful story alive and serve as an intergenerational bridge between the Civil Rights Movement and courageous young people today. 

She recently launched her own podcast, Roots of the Spirit - a platform to have honest conversations about identity, "race," racism and social justice. 

Listen as Spirit describes her mother's unique place in history and Spirit's own efforts to pass on the baton of the fight for civil rights and social justice.

For more on host, Alex Barnett, please check out his website: or visit him on Facebook ( or on Twitter at @barnettcomic

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