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Yo, Is This Racist?, hosted by Andrew Ti, creator of the popular blog of the same name, is now a weekly podcast! Every Wednesday, Ti, co-host Tawny Newsome, and their guests answer questions from fan-submitted voicemails and emails about whether or not something is, in fact, racist.

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Spanish Aqui Presents

Spanish Aqui Presents

2019-07-1900:03:16

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Comedian and actor Oscar Montoya (Spanish Aqui Presents) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about schools scaring children so they learn about racism, a Mexican Murder Mystery house warming party, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Comedian and actor Raiza Licea (Spanish Aqui Presents) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about a kid’s reference point for Black people being Space Jam, people’s obsession with tanning, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Actress & stand-up comedian Punam Patel (Special on Netflix) joins Andrew & Tawny to discuss caller questions about a co-workers’ micro aggression, Tiger Woods & racist golf fans, and more! As Always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389- RACE.
Stand-up comedian Tone Bell (Little) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about Black owned banks, White people using the term “Uncle Tom,” and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
1031: The Juneteenth Special

1031: The Juneteenth Special

2019-06-1901:55:174

Lorraine DeGraffenreidt, Laci Mosley, Jacquis Neal, Edgar Blackmon, Brodie Reed, Kara Brown, Ify Nwadiwe, Carl Tart, and Andy Beckerman join Andrew and Tawny to talk all things Juneteenth including the best way to celebrate, it’s importance, and what people don’t know about the holiday. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
Edgar is joined by comedian, writer, and host of Yo, Is This Racist? Andrew Ti. He joins Edgar to enlighten listeners about racism & it effect on marginalized peoples, in turn Edgar enlightens Andrew by highlighting groups of people they didn't know they were erasing, and together they enlighten each other by playing a game of Cancel, Rehab, Stan.Listen to Yo, Is This Racist? here: http://h.earwolf.com/yoTheme Song by Jake Pinto
Writer/director Jeff Chan (Plus One, PEN15) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss his new movie Plus One, meeting Andrew by arguing over Twitter about La La Land and caller questions about racism needing a power dynamic, international racism, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.Subscribe to Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata’s new podcast Best Friends here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/best-friends-with-nicole-byer-and-sasheer-zamata/id1464766741
Actress, comedian, writer Kimrie Lewis (Single Parents) joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss caller questions about getting involved in a verbal altercation on a train, the belief that a white man needs to be the candidate in order for the democrats to win, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.This episode is brought to you by American Hysteria Podcast.
Actor/writer Kulap Vilaysack joins Andrew and Tawny to discuss her documentary Origin Story (availability on Amazon Prime), creating a community called Laos Angeles, a racist thing that happened to her recently, and much more. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.
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G. J. Stone

i have to disagree with this "locs/dread locs" is cultural appropriation. 🤨 white ppl can, and historically have had (i.e. Vikings & pagans) locs. i am a black woman, with locs; & if u ask a Rasta (who should be the only authority...) they'd say it's all good. ja loves all.

Jul 5th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

1. I'm white so I recognize that my opinion on this is completely irrelevant. 2. If you have to ask if you're allowed to say the N-word, the answer is probably NO. 3. But if you're a POC I'm not gonna blink. 4. And if you're white I'm gonna say something because you're most likely a racist piece of shit who absolutely does not need to be in my orbit.

May 24th
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TheEduardool

Andi-Roo Libecap yeah, I agree with you man, I just needed to comment to receive gold.

May 24th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

TheEduardool I don't think I said anything particularly revolutionary.

May 24th
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Charlie Page

Good on you for doing this podcast, jesus i worry about your bloodpressure 👍

May 12th
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🌻 sister mouzone 🌻

Laughing to tears at each and every one of your episodes... Imagining this poor black dude at the doorstep oh lord. Please keep doing what you're doing, your show is amazing, you guys are both hilarious and so interesting to listen to ❤️ Bons baisers de France 🇫🇷

May 8th
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alex jupp

you really can't hear what you're saying. you both terrify me. where do you think this is leading to in the future?

Mar 31st
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Andi-Roo Libecap

Identity is hard. My husband grew up in Small Town USA, deep in the cornfields of America, so lots of folks around here assume he's like them: gun-toting, racist, right-wing, redneck. And, like, he's not. He's a Democratic Socialist, a staunch Feminist, an ally to the LGBTQ community, and extremely anti-racist. But when he walks into the local grocery, people in line start talking about "those people" -- either the poor people who live up the hill on the "other" side of town, or the brown people in the town just south of ours, or "them dirty illegals" at the border, or "the queers"... and these are our neighbors, our coworkers, our security guards, our mechanics, our local businesses... Needless to say, we don't spend much time with the people where we live -- our friends are more suburban than rural -- but it gets tiresome and can even be dangerous correcting the people next to you on a daily basis. My daughter came home from school one day and told us about the kids running through the halls of the junior high shouting, "Build the wall!" She's half-Ecuadorian in an all-white school so this was a somewhat scary experience for her, even tho she "passes" for White. We don't always get to choose who takes up our space. Me and my husband's White Privilege allow us to stay quiet. My daughter's heritage forces her to stay quiet. We vote Blue Ticket but can't put up yard signs or bumper stickers. This is all a long winded way of saying I empathize with the caller who needs to get new friends. While it's worth the effort, it certainly isn't as easy as all that.

Mar 21st
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Andi-Roo Libecap

My parents occasionally make vague racist comments in jest, but they do not believe they are racist (full disclosure, they are Southern Baptist, gun-toting, Tea Party, Trump supporters eager for The Wall, and I'm so sorry about all of it). I actually started crying when one of you suggested that if your parents won't change their behavior around you (because YES, of course I've asked them to stop saying racist things), then they must not respect you very much. I'm 42. My parents have never, and will never, see me as their equal or treat me with the respect owed to any adult. So my problem goes deeper than just "Is this racist*?" (asterisk for All The Things). My question, on a personal level, is basically "Why don't you love me enough?" --- And of course that question answers the first one, because if they don't even respect or love their own kids, why the fuck should or would they respect anyone else outside their privileged, White, zealously religious bubble? So anyway, thanks for covering this topic. Not sure I walked away feeling better, but I do feel a bit less lonely and sad. First time listener, definitely subscribed.

Mar 14th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I can totally get why y'all are laughing at white people wringing their hands and being overly apologetic, but all in all I think it's a good problem to have. Keep in mind, most of the white folks asking questions are trying to find new ways to navigate a woke world, ways that aren't disrespectful and that allow them to be better allies. I don't think that white people think these questions are the most important things to worry over; I think that white people think being decent and recognizing diversity and growing and learning as much as possible is there most important thing to worry about, and asking questions, no matter how stupid, is the way we do that. WE WANT TO BE BETTER. Please, let us. And yes, I do see the irony in being a white person who is asking people of color to humor me. For what it's worth, I'm sorry I even have to ask, and I'm sorry you're in the position of educating my sorry ass.

Mar 8th
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Andi-Roo Libecap

I wear sunglasses on my head ALL. THE. TIME. so that I don't lose them but also because it makes me feel "cool" since I never had sunglasses when I was younger so I'm reliving my youth in my 40s. I didn't realize it's a thing that gets criticism. I'ma keep doing it anyway. Fuck haters. PS. I recognize my white privilege in being able to wear my hair however I want with little to no negative feedback, and I'm super sorry for anyone who gets flack over something so stupid. Racism is garbage. Picking on someone's hair is trash. Humans are basically cockroaches with thumbs. Fuckers.

Mar 8th
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Joe Bobst

listened for 20 min and unsubbed.

Jan 31st
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Tiuri

Absolutely love this podcast! Tawny and Andrew are hilarious and they have a great dynamic. They also tend to have very interesting guests. 5/5 stars;)

Jan 27th
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Ion Rotaru

damn this is biased af

Jan 25th
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Bryan Gale

Yeah, that is racist. There is only one race, we are the human race. Stop dividing us by color and/or nationality it's pathetic and childish. Respect is a demand to discriminate, to recognize our differences, to set us apart from each other, so if you want respect then take what you get. Acceptance is our path to equality. Who knows, maybe, if we all stop clamouring "look at me, recognize me, respect me", we might even be able to achieve actual Peace.

Oct 18th
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Todd Lee

life.mix The world would be a better place if we stop living in the past and start living for the now and for the future.

Jan 20th
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Todd Lee

Bryan Gale The world would be a better place if we stop living in the past and start living for the now and for the future.

Jan 20th
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