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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 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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    Episode 16: The Emmys & Jemele Hill

    After we celebrate 50 years of African American students at the College of William and Mary, Christopher and Jeanette discuss The 69th Emmys, the controversy around Jemele Hill exercising her right to free speech, and we cover another 5 experiences of racially mixed people.

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    Episode 15: New Neighborhoods & Cobb County Police

    After discussing the complicated nature of finding a new home and evaluating prospective neighborhoods, Christopher and Jeanette discuss recent video from Cobb County, Georgia showing a police officer joking about "only killing black people", the latest from Jeanette's PhD pursuit, and the next five items on our list of 50 Experiences of Racially Mixed People.

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    Episode 14: Charlottesville, Virginia & Racial Authenticity

    "Live" from Gulf Shores, Alabama, Christopher and Jeanette Snider discuss the continued fallout from the domestic terrorism witnessed in Charlottesville, Virginia, growing momentum for removing Confederate statues, and the next batch of 50 Experiences of Racially Mixed People. And, our parents make a special appearance to talk about their impressions of this podcast.

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    Episode 13: Reclaiming My Time & More Experiences of Racially Mixed People

    Maxine Waters is giving us life as she reclaims her time and offers up a discussion about the nature of an "Auntie" before we discuss the Department of Justice's investigations into Affirmative Action in College Admissions and the President's endorsement for police brutality. Finally, we cover the next 5 experiences of racially mixed people on our list of 50.

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    Episode 12: Colin Kaepernick & 50 Experiences of Racially Mixed People

    After a quick check-in on the #OhBetsy story of the week, Jeanette shares the motivations behind and initial reaction to her new hair style. This segues perfectly into a conversation about how hair can closely relate to identity and the latest discussion around Colin Kaepernick. Finally, we begin a new regular segment on the podcast: 50 Experiences of Racially Mixed People, starting with the first five on the list.

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    Episode 11: Conference Diversity & How Stereotypically White Are You?

    Let's settle in for a quick and thoughtful discussion about diversity at conferences, diversity in Spider-Man: Homecoming, our dear friend, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos (#OhBetsy), and that Buzzfeed quiz about stereotypically white characteristics.

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    Episode 10: Philando Castile & Senator Kamala Harris

    Jeanette has returned from San Francisco a year wiser, ready to talk about the verdict in the Philando Castile murder, and the resulting conversation after years of unarmed African American men being killed with, what appears to be, no justice. Additionally, we discuss the regular interruptions of Senator Kamala Harris, and the best approach to identifying and resolving conflicts. Finally, we both saw Wonder Woman. And loved it.

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    Episode 9: Monologuing & Motown

    Scheduling conflicts mean Christopher is riding solo for this episode. But there's still opportunity to talk about Bill Maher using the "N" word, and why Motown often requires a certain type of musician.

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    Episode 8: Richard Collins III & Get Out

    After a brief back and forth about monuments to the Confederate Army and some genuine diversity in 'The Bachelorette', we discuss the heartbreak and fallout after the murder of Richard Collins III on the University of Maryland campus. And, Jeanette (finally) saw Get Out, and we have lots to talk about.

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    Episode 7: Bethune-Cookman University & Interracial Relationships

    Did you watch the White House Correspondents' Dinner? Jeanette did, and one particular moment spoke to her. Later on we discuss Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University and the tricky dynamic of interracial relationship, fueled in part by the release of the Netflix original series 'Dear White People'.

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    Episode 6: Moonlight & The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    After a short revisiting of family history around Christopher's diabetes diagnosis, our conversation focuses on two noteworthy movies in the African American communities. First we discuss 'Moonlight', and explore the complexity of the stereotypical "strong black man" archetype. And Jeanette shares her thoughts 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' and the tendency for many stories to default to a "white savior".

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    Episode 5 - Pop Culture Representation & Communicating Empathy

    Our thoughts on Pepsi's tone-deaf commercial lead us into a broader discussion about representation in pop culture. From the Fast & Furious franchise to Shondaland, we cover some ground and expand upon the idea that seeing yourself represented on screen is a form of validation. Finally, CNN's Jeffrey Lord has us wondering what it takes to effectively create and communicate empathy in conversations about race.

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    Episode 4: Critical Race Theory & Representation in the Diabetes Community

    The majority of our conversation this week revolves around critical race theory, its origins, its application to Jeanette's research, and representation within the diabetes community - something that Christopher can personally speak to. Finally, Jeanette would have words with anyone who wishes to discredit Congresswoman Maxine Waters or April Ryan with a shoutout to the conversation generated around the #BlackWomenAtWork hashtag.

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    Episode 3: White Male Privilege & Mechanics of a Dissertation

    After dusting off our Beyoncé impersonations, it's time to talk about white male privilege and some of the intellectually stimulating conversations Jeanette had at the 2017 NASPA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Later, we discuss the mechanics of developing, proposing, and eventually defending a PhD dissertation. Finally, we share our thoughts on the recent wave of racist flyers that were posted on the University of Maryland campus. Get ready.

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    Episode 2: Identifying with "Blackness" and HBCUs

    After we recap Jeanette's trip to Los Angeles and the Critical Mixed Race Studies conference, we dig in on the perception around our "blackness". Along with how we perceived race around us growing up in Northern Virginia, and what propelled our efforts to embrace our diversity after college, we also discuss how our "blackness" is noticeably perceived by others. Finally, we have many thoughts on the comments made by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Many thoughts.

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    Episode 1: Syllabus Day & Women's March

    Who are we? Why did we start a podcast? What's up with Jeanette's PhD pursuit? After we run down some introductions and a syllabus for the podcast, we get down to business to discuss our experiences at the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Women's Marches.

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    Episode 0: Teaser

    Introducing Mark All That Apply, a conversation about race, between siblings Christopher and Jeanette Snider. Before we formally get the party started, we need to get our RSS feed up and running. So here's a teaser to whet your appetite.

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