Before the mythic American melting pot, there is the first generation.
Chris Kindred for the Washington Post
This podcast explores the inner workings of the mythic American melting pot; what happens when your parents come from two different countries, cultures, or races. It’s the kindergarten-level foreign language you can speak to your aunts, the taste for “foreign” flavors you’ve known since childhood, and the distinct feeling of otherness projected onto your face because you look just a little bit “different.”
This five-part miniseries will introduce you to stories of mixed race Americans who are grappling with questions about who they are, and what it means to be an American today.
Hosted by:Alex Laughlin
Illustrations by:Chris Kindred for the Washington Post