Addicted to Race: Oprah on inner-city kids and Toys R Us first baby contest

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

addicted to raceA brand-new episode (No. 55) of Addicted to Race is out! Addicted to Race is New Demographic’s weekly podcast about America’s obsession wtih race.

Carmen is joined by guest co-host Jae Ran Kim in this episode. Jae Ran is a writer, teacher and social worker. She was born in 1968 in South Korea and was adopted to Minnesota in 1971. Her most recent essay can be found in the new anthology “Outsiders Within: Racial Crossings and Adoption Politics.” She blogs at Harlow’s Monkey and is a columnist for the New Demographic blog Anti-Racist Parent.

First up is listener feedback. Then, Jae Ran and Carmen discuss Oprah’s controversial comments about inner-city kids and education, and the Toys R Us first baby contest and what it says about American identity.

This episode features music from MoJoe, courtesy of Spectre Music.

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Duration – 45:42
File Size – 42 MB
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