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Exploring mixed race experiences

Trevor Noah – The Racist on BBC iplayer

Trevor Noah is really exciting. Not just because he is one of the funniest comedians I’ve heard, with a sharp wit, wry smile and a warm, charming, intelligent delivery. But because he’s one of the very few mainstream voices talking directly about the experience of being mixed race.  It’s a real joy to hear him talk about issues that I’m sure most of us can relate to – people’s (mis)perceptions of our identity, the moment of discovering that there might be a choice in how we identify, societies notion of us being half of something and therefore somehow lacking.  And in hearing him it’s striking how rare and unique it is for mixed race people to enjoy a show that talks about us, by us, for us – the latter point may be a little presumptuous but it’s certainly how it felt, being mixed race in the audience.

Catch Trevor’s show on BBC iplayer here.


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