Mark All That Apply
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A conversation about race, between siblings Christopher and Jeanette Snider. Through their personal perspectives on race and identity, her academic pursuits in multiracial issues among higher education students, and the growing public conversation about the meaning and impact of race in our society, there will be much to talk about.

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    Episode 25: International Perspective & South Africa

    Jeanette has returned from her international adventures to talk about her sixth trip to South Africa, the difference in international interactions from now compared to 2008, how our President's remarks are viewed around the world. We also discuss the recent unfortunate news from H&M's latest clothing ad campaign.

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    Episode 24: Love & Marriage (with Special Guest: Dayle Kern)

    With Jeanette touring South Africa, Christopher turns to his spouse and better half, Dayle Kern, for a chat about growing up in Alabama, understanding white privilege around the world, and living in rural Japan. Then it's time to think about how Mark All That Apply can expand to include perspectives of people in interracial relationships.

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    Episode 23: Doug Jones & Colorism

    Merry Christmas! Christopher and Jeanette recorded this one early, but are here to deliver some holiday discussion about the election of Doug Jones, the latest pop culture appearance for diabetes in a recent episode of Black-ish, and dig into the concept of colorism.

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    Episode 22: Being Too Black & Not Being Black Enough (At the Same Time)

    The reaction to Meghan Markle's engagement is in, and it's not pretty. Christopher and Jeanette spend most of the podcast discussing the reaction from a variety of racial perspectives. There's also some chat about the value of identifying as biracial, and a recent piece from the New York Times about a family that adopted and soon after returned a baby they didn't know was black before they met her.

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    Episode 21: Meghan Markle & Girls Trip

    Thanksgiving 2017 included a family viewing of Girls Trip, naturally we had to discuss that one. We also discuss Jeanette's recent trip to South Carolina, Meghan Markle's engagement to Prince Harry, and we round out the last of our 50 Experiences of Racially Mixed People. What are we going to do for our next episode?

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    Episode 20: Election Day (2017) & ASHE 2017

    Jeanette files her report from a very black Association for the Study of Higher Education conference. Christopher mistakenly campaigns for Beyoncé on Broadway. And more importantly, we discuss the promising prospect of improved diversity and representation coming out out of the 2017 elections in Virginia - and across the country.

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    Episode 19: Diabetes Advocacy & Multiracial Identity Development

    Christopher got a little distracted talking about the racial dynamics at play with his new house, and recent trip to Richmond, VA for a diabetes event, but we got back on track reminiscing about the Million Man March and the importance of religious leadership in black communities. Then, Jeanette educates everyone on Kristen Renn's Multiracial Identity Development Model before we dig into the next 5 items on our list of experiences of racially mixed people.

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    Episode 18: White Identity Development Model & Eminem

    After we recap Jeanette's weekend in Williamsburg, VA, it's time to talk about Eminem's performance at the BET Hip Hop Awards and the complicated position of allies in the effort to equality. Somewhat related, we also discuss the White Identity Development Model and how, it turns out, we can trace a lot of what this podcast has covered to different stages of that model. Finally, our list of 50 experiences of racially mixed people continues with some talk about the company you keep.

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    Episode 17: NFL & Puerto Rico

    It seems like the conversation about the NFL and peaceful protest has come and gone, but Christopher and Jeanette take the time to discuss the challenges that come from trying to establish common ground and getting personal experiences validated. Later, they react to the President of the United States othering American citizens in Puerto Rico, and dig in on the next 5 experiences of racially mixed people.

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    Episode 16.5: Imma Let You Finish: #TakeAKnee

    In this special bonus episode, Jeanette takes the mic and holds a one-woman therapy session to talk about NFL players opting to #TakeaKnee, and the challenges that have developed in talking about this movement (is it a movement yet?). We'll resume our regularly scheduled back and forth next week. Deuces.

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