** Update: The Addicted to Race podcast is up!
I hope Ethnically Incorrect Daughter does not mind, but I absolutely loved her essay, Bridges.
Also, I was able to see the Science Museum of Minnesota‘s exhibit, Race: Are We So Different? I have to admit, I was nervous about this exhibit, but I’m pleased overall. My daughter really enjoyed the section of teenagers discussing their experiences in a film segment called "Where do you sit in the cafeteria?" As a multiracial person, she’s had a tough time at school in this area. We live in a diverse neighborhood and have a diverse group of close friends whom we see at least weekly for Potluck. However, it’s been difficult for her at school to mimic this diversity because kids tend to self-segregate. As a multiracial person, she struggles to figure out where she belongs.
The documentary I am in is one in which different people, of various backgrounds, talk about their experiences with race and racism. The part of my interview that was chosen is when I talk about not having a language to talk about racism growing up, changing my name to my Korean name, and an incidence of racism that Mr. HM and I experienced.
And finally, I was invited to be a guest host at Addicted to Race. Out podcast, in which Carmen and I talk about Oprah’s school in South Africa and her diss of inner-city kids, and the Toys R Us contest, will be up this week. Come check it out! (I have to admit, I was terrified. I’m not so good at these kinds of unstructured discussions. I tend to be a rambler !! So I hope I’m not too all-over-the-place)!