#006: The "Muhammad and Mixed-Race Meritocracy" Episode
Hosts Baratunde Thurston, Tanner Colby, and special guest Anand Giridharadas discuss the backlash to Muhammed cartoon contests, mixed-race beauty standards, and the bamboo ceiling in college admissions.

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Anand Giridharadas at TED2015

Anand Giridharadas at TED2015

During the Episode #006 taping, Raquel was away on assignment for the New York Times at Havasu Falls and the Havasupai Reservation at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.

Our guest host for this episode was Anand Giridharadas, columnist for the New York Times, and the author of, most recently, The True American: Winner of the 2015 New York Public Library's Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism. In March, Anand presented at TED2015. Follow him on Twitter at @AnandWrites

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SOURCES
On Everybody Draw Muhammad contests and Islamophobia

The "Everybody Draw Muhammad" Contest | The Harvard Political Review

Seattle cartoonist launches Everybody Draw Mohammed Day | My Northwest

Draw Muhammad Day: A Compilation | Patheos

Devout Muslim Twitter Account Tweets '#TexasAttack' Minutes Before Mohammad Art Contest Shooting | DC Clothesline

The Controversial Group Behind the Muhammad Cartoon Contest | Time

Muhammad cartoon contest: Note to jihadists, in America, we shoot back' | Fox News

What's Wrong With a Muhammad Cartoon Contest? | Bloomberg View

Facebook Kicks Off Winner Of 'Draw Muhammad' Contest | The Daily Caller

No Regrets For Organizer Of Muhammad Cartoon Contest | NPR

Why We're Having an Everybody Draw Mohammed Contest on Thursday May 20 | Reason

Anti-Muslim rally organizer says he's going into hiding | The New York Daily News

Here's What Happened at the Anti-Islam Protest and 'Draw Muhammad' Contest in Arizona' | Vice

#NotMyAmerica points out the hypocrisy of anti-Islamic protests | The Daily Dot

Anti-Muslim rally inspires good | CNN

Draw Muhammad Contest Rally Was A Huge Success | InfoWars

WATCH: Man Draws Muhammad, Then Shows What Will Happen To Attempted Beheaders | Western Journalism

Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest rally update: Organizer John Ritzheimer claims he's being hacked | ABC 15 Arizona

"Draw Muhammad" Organizer Blasts Critics In Bizarre, Shirtless Rant | Vocativ

Boston terror suspect reportedly targeted 'Draw Muhammad' activist for beheading | Fox News


Can we fuck our way to Utopia?: On beautiful Hafus and critical explorations of biracial Utopianism

Beware this new mixed-race love-in | The Guardian

More Marriages Cross Race, Ethnicity Lines | The Wall Street Journal

Biracial ladies, what are some of the issues you faced (if any) growing up that monoracial people don't? ' | reddit /r/AskWomen

The Fetishisation of Mixed Race Individuals/The exotic fallacy | mixedraceidentity.wordpress.com

The Problem With Racial Fetishization | Ravishly

Your Mixed-Race Utopia is My Nightmare | xoJane

6 things I wish people understood about being biracial | Vox

Not Your Post-Racial Future: Why Interracial Families Need to Talk About Race | armedpublishing.tumblr.com

This Mocha-Caramel-Honey Post-Racial Fantasy Is Making Me Sick | Buzzfeed

Why You Can Kiss My Mulatto Ass | Buzzfeed

Biracial Beauty Queen Challenges Japan's Self-Image | The New York Times

Critical Mixed Race (@CMRSmixedrace) | Twitter

Multiracial Asian Families | multiasianfamilies.blogspot.com


Asians Challenge Affirmative-Action

New Affirmative Action Cases Say Policies Hurt Asian-Americans | NPR

Harvard under fire | The Economist

Asian-American Groups Seek Federal Investigation of Alleged Bias at Harvard ' | The Chronicle of Higher Education

Asian organizations ask Education Department to find Harvard discriminates in admissions' | Inside Higher Ed

A Positive Stereotype Both Helps and Harms Asian-American Students | The Chronicle of Higher Education


Yo, Check This Out: Recommendations
Tanner

Our Man in Charleston by Christopher Dickey | PenguinRandomHouse.com (Out July 21, 2015)


Baratunde

TURN: Washington's Spies | AMC

#ProjectDiane Documentary | Kickstarter: An engaging documentary film exploring the intersection of race and gender in tech.


Anand

Russell Brand | Official Site

Esther Perel | TED.com

Karl Ove Knausgaard's My Struggle | Macmillan Publishers