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Captions are finally up for our video discussion and analysis of 'Mixed' by Arree Chung.
If anyone has trouble accessing captions or transcripts this video, you can send me a message or comment below. It's very important to me that these videos are accessible for all of you, and this is how we experiment with doing better!
Here are some resources for things I mention in the video, as well as some other helpful links that address the common fallacies that Chung perpetuates in the book.
All Chinese People Eat Worms
Problematic video analysis of overt bigotry, as opposed to the subtle adorableness of Mixed.
Unpacking Whiteopiea: Everything You Thought About Zootopia is a lie
Problematic video unpacking how racial coding is used to excuse and defend bigotry in children's media.
Little Blue And Little Yellow, by Leo Lionni
Another book that uses anthropomorphic colors to speak against segregation, but better.
Will Multiracial People End Racism?
MTV Decoded video unpacking the emotional labor put on multiracial people from well-intentioned but oblivious monoracial folks.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria? by Beverly Daniel Tatum
Regarding the myth of self-segregation. It's kind of a slog of a read, but White people LOVE this book and recommend it all the time. It spells out the obvious. BIPOC who already understand affinity spaces can probably skip it.
How Racism Created America's Chinatowns
Another countering Chung's self-segregation BS.
Spork, by Kyo Maclear
#OwnVoices multiracial Canadian author (White/Asian) wrote this book and it is PERFECT. This book is validating AF for the biracial experience.
Are You Asian Enough?
My reference to how multiracial people are commonly viewed in a binary references a joke in this video about all multiracial Black folks being viewed as only Black and multiracial Asians as not real Asians. It's a funny video, and eerily accurate, worth a watch.
Stereotypes of Mixed Race Children Debunked w/ Sharon Chang
Parenting Forward podcast episode where Chang expertly dismantles stereotypes and the projection of monoracial expectations on multiracial folks.
Full transparency: the host, Cindy WB of Parenting forward, is a Patreon supporter here and I've also been a guest on her show. Either way the podcast is AWESOME and you should listen to it, even if like me, you don't identify as Christian.
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I fumble and misspeak a lot in spoken communication, my verbal skills are not so great. So if you notice me saying anything unclear or weird, leave a comment and I can clarify.