Tag Archives: Issa Rae

Teaser for CS 088: Plan A and Issa Rae feat. Teen Sheng (@Mont_Jiang) and Oxford Kondo (@oxford_kondo) (05/18/2018)



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We have two writers for the online Asian-American magazine Plan A to discuss the recent controversy about Issa Rae and Asian men. Teen Sheng is a founder of Plan A Magazine, and contributes under the name Five Alive. He lives in Brooklyn and you can find him on Twitter at @Mont_Jiang. Oxford Kondō is a writer for Plan A Magazine and podcaster for Escape From Plan A. He, along with several others, founded the publication out of a desire to shake up the mainstream Asian American dialogue. He lives/works in NYC and you can find him on Twitter at @oxford_kondo.

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Preview of CS029: Listener Questions (09/10/17)



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In this episode, I answer some listener questions. If you want to ask some questions of your own that may be answered on-air in the future, go to https://curiouscat.me/ChampagneSharks or write us at champagnesharks@gmail.com.

Topics include the role of white women in white supremacy and the concept of black people identifying with white values.

Discussed in this episode:

Women of the Klan by Kathleen Blee http://amzn.to/2eXfenw

Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement by Kathleen Blee http://amzn.to/2xzb9RB

White Women’s Rights: The Racial Origins of Feminism in the United States by Louise Michele Newman http://amzn.to/2jsmWv1

‘When and Where I Enter’: The Racist Expectations of Whites-Only Feminism by Kirsten West Savali https://www.theroot.com/when-and-where-i-enter-the-racist-expectations-of-whit-1790855079

“Really? This Is How High Achievement is Greeted?” by Karin Chenowith http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Karin-Chenoweth/really-this-is-how-high-a_b_6910700.html

Example of Issa Rae’s relationship to “ratchetness” (would actual black people with a so-called “authentic” black experience even need to have ratchet defined? Who is this video for?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JtJOaBer5kk

Black Mirror on Netflix https://www.netflix.com/title/70264888


Preview of CS 019: Intellectual Ratchetry feat. @OckyJ83 (07/30/2017)



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Doc Ock (@OckyJ83 on Twitter) joins me today and we talk about the group of people in media and online who we refer to as Representation Matters Twitter and some of their favorite shows and movies, like Dope, Moonlight, and Insecure.

Article and Video Mentioned:

I’ve Been Insecure About Not Loving ‘Insecure’, But I Realize It’s So Much More Than That by Ezinne Ukoha  https://medium.com/@nilegirl/ive-been-insecure-about-not-loving-insecure-but-i-realize-it-s-so-much-more-than-that-a2acb15c59a8

Yvette Carnell on Issa Rae: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0N7nmXrg0xY