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A conversation about race, between siblings Christopher and Jeanette Snider. Through their personal perspectives on race and identity, her academic pursuits in multiracial issues among higher education students, and the growing public conversation about the meaning and impact of race in our society, there will be much to talk about.

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    Episode 52: Research endeavors & Stephon Clark

    Jeanette recaps her experience moderating a panel discussing multiracial research and weathering the weather of Boston, Massachusetts. And later Christopher and Jeanette discuss the inadequacies of some self-driving car algorithms and a recent video of white allies using their privilege and their bodies to become accomplices at a public hearing about the shooting of Stephon Clark.

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    Episode 51: 2019 Academy Awards & Jussie Smollett

    Christopher and Jeanette celebrate (most of) the Oscars including multiple awards for Black Panther, Spike Lee finally getting his, and a mixed race Spider-Man. All this before discussing the issues surrounding Green Book. Later, we discuss the complexity around the phrase "white privilege" and revisit to the Jussie Smollett accusations of reporting a false hate crime and why it's difficult to believe everything that's being heard.

    • 2019 Academy Awards (0:25)
    • Jussie Smollett (18:45)
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    Episode 50: Kamala & Cory

    Back from winter break, Christopher and Jeanette catch up on recent news events before Jeanette shares stories from her most recent trip to South Africa. Then the conversation shifts to Black-ish's episode focused on colorism and a the presidential bids of Kamala Harris and Cory Booker.

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    Episode 49: Wrestling with Dreads & Getting Kicked Out of a DoubleTree

    Two quick stories are on the docket as Christopher and Jeanette say goodbye to the trash fire that was the non-stop reporting of racial injustice in 2018. Andrew Johnson's hair was not allowed in a high school wrestling match. And Jermaine Massey was kicked out of a hotel he was staying in because talking on the phone is perceived as a threat. Here's hoping 2019 will be better.

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    Episode 48: Ellen Pompeo & Red Table Talk

    Ellen Pompeo is more or less the focus of the entire conversation this week as Christopher and Jeanette discuss her advocating for greater diversity in front of and behind the camera during a roundtable discussion for Porter magazine's annual Women in Television issue. Then we discuss her appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk and their conversation about interracial marriage. Happy holidays!

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    Episode 47: The Lion King & Creed 2

    Happy holidays! This week is all about different examples of diversity in representation on screen - both film and television - and in college athletics. We're talking about The Lion King, Creed 2, and Dawn Staley, head coach of the women's basketball program at the University of South Carolina.

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    Episode 46: ASHE 2018 & Michelle Obama

    After a brief recap of the 2018 Midterm Elections, Jeanette shares her experience presenting at Association for the Study of Higher Education 2018 Annual Meeting, and Christopher tries not to get jealous hearing about Jeanette getting to see Michelle Obama.

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    Episode 45: Blackface & Don't Forget to Vote

    Don't forget to vote! Christopher and Jeanette talk about Halloween costumes and Megyn Kelly's problem with blackface. Don't forget to vote! And we share our thoughts on the string of hate crimes - both attempted and actual. Don't. Forget. To. Vote.

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    Episode 44: Kanye West & Taylor Swift

    Christopher got his flu shot, still TBD. Meanwhile, Christopher's neighbors hosted a community conversation about race last week - lots to be encouraged by with that one. Then there's Kanye West...lots to be discouraged about with that one. And finally, Taylor Swift finally speaks up.

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    Episode 43: Dissertation Update & Nappily Ever After

    Jeanette has an update on her dissertation and Christopher is nursing a cold, but there's still opportunity to talk about all the insanity and privilege surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, a new study about bias in college admissions for black students and Netflix's Nappily Ever After. Don't forget to get your flu shot!

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