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Mixed Kid Chronicles

Dec 18, 2017

Katie addresses a blind spot in her episodes thus far. Exploring a study that shows young men are less likely to identify as biracial, she ponders what it’s like for Drake and her brother. Also, have you heard of digital blackface? It’s about time!


Here’s the full biracial young men study for all you...

Dec 4, 2017

Katie interviews Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author of Real American: A Memoir and former Dean of the Freshman at Stanford University where she was known as “Dean Julie.” They talk about stereotypes like “oreos” and angry black women, the committee that anoints black people, language and black literary mothers,...

Nov 20, 2017

In this week’s episode, Katie tackles the stereotypes multiracial people face. She also shares some of the developing research around multiracial people, discusses Ta-Nehisi Coates’ SF appearance (!!!), and finds all sorts of treasures on social media (looking at you Hannah Bronfman and Elaine Weltreroth).



Nov 6, 2017

Katie talks with her cousin Anamaria in Atlanta. They discuss being mixed blacks (black people aren’t monolithic!), the time Anamaria spent in black hair salons, and differences between California and Atlanta. Anamaria also shares her love of Cardi B and the show Atlanta.


Cardi B gets engaged

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Oct 23, 2017

Katie talks about what it is to be black in America. She explores the stereotypes and competing definitions of blackness, while sharing her own journey to identify as a black woman and some of the community’s “secrets”. Also, we celebrate Cardi B, black TV shows, and discuss Julie Lythcott-Haim’s Real...