Racial mirrors and multiracial media [Podcast interview]

Written by Rorri Geller-Mohamed, LCSW

August 31, 2019

We often talk about the importance of having racial mirrors for our children so that they can see people that look like them in their life and in the media. As parents, we are often looking for more opportunities to make these connections. Here’s the resource I’m going to share with you today to make that happen: The Multiracial Family Man Podcast which is part of Multiracial Media: Voice of the Multiracial Community. This is a great media resource when looking for media that reflects families like yours.

I had the honor of being a guest on the The Multiracial Family Man Podcast and really admire the work of the host Alex Barnett. Just like you and me, he is also part of a multiracial family. As described on The Multiracial Family Man website, “Comic and writer Alex Barnett is the White, Jewish husband of a Black woman (who converted to Judaism) and the father of a 6-year-old, Biracial son. Join him and his guests each episode as they discuss the issues that confront multiracial people and multiracial families (including the dynamics between members of the same family who are of different races).”

Listen to our conversation about what kids growing up in a multiracial family need to feel supported and proud of who they are and how parents can help their kids thrive.

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