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Yo, Is This Racist?

Author: Earwolf and Andrew Ti

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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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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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minombre esnada

This must be good if it can trigger all these blancos.

Jan 29th
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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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Goodchilde

what a stupid name and even more stupid subject for a podcast. race? identity? booring, no one in their right mind cares about crap like that. good luck with your sorry excuse for a podcast, earwig and Andrew.

Jan 24th
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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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minombre esnada

Bryan Gale Shit only white people say while the power structure is still in their control. Let's see how you pricks behave in 2042 when you're officially a minority.

Jan 29th
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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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