On Episode 20 of The Multiracial Family Man Podcast, host Alex Barnett (the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman who converted to Judaism and the father of a 3 year-old, Biracial son) is joined by guest, adoption and mixed race advocate, actress Santana Dempsey (http://www.santanadempsey.com/ ).
A University of Missouri alumnus, Santana is a veteran of New York City’s Primary Stages, INTAR, Soho Rep, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Carnegie Hall. She also wrote and starred in the critically
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Santana is so honest, smart and passionate. She’s a dynamo with amazing stories to tell and the skills to do it with flying colors.
And Alex is a great interviewer. He asks all the questions you want to ask and even some you haven’t thought to ask. He’s as good as Terry Gross and I love Terry Gross.
From Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU
“On April 20, 2015, the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU hosted “What’s Radical About ‘Mixed Race’?”. Eschewing an apolitical “celebration” of mixed race, this panel examined the movement’s implications for multiracial coalition and the future of race in the US and Canada, asking: does the multiracial movement challenge—or actually reinforce—the logics of structural racism?”
From Steven Riley
“Minelle Mahtani critically located how an apolitical and ahistorical Canadian “model multiracial” upholds the multicultural claims of the Canadian settler state.
Jared Sexton called to task multiracial activists who leverage a mixed race identity in opposition to those who are “all black, all the time.”
A roundtable conversation moderated by Ann Morning (NYU Department of Sociology) followed.”
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Get your popcorn and your drink. Video is 1 hour 17 minutes.