On this week’s episode, Hosts jarrett hill and Tre’vell Anderson welcome writer Mikelle Street for a conversation about The Swirl, or interracial dating. They dig into what’s behind the “trend” of highly-visible Black queer celebrities who seemingly only go out with white partners, as well as how our upbringing influences our attitudes around interracial dating. They also get into some of the misconceptions of interracial dating that are projected onto queer interracial couples. But first, Tre’vell and jarrett respond to Abbott Elementary’s Tyler James Williams’ instagram post, in which the actor details why he thinks it’s dangerous when people try and guess whether someone is gay or not.
Mentioned In The Episode
HM: Boys Come First by Aaron Foley
HM: Seeking Brother Husband on MAX
HM: Bel-Air on Peacock
HM: NABJ campaign
Mikelle Street’s latest, Yasmin Finney Is Everything She Imagined and Why I started a digital shrine to Justice Smith and Nic Ashe’s relationship
Our Pride Perspectives curated playlist on Apple Podcasts
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Sometimes the people, places, and things we love don’t love us back. We’re fans, but we also have some ANTI- feelings toward them. Every week on FANTI, journalists Tre’vell Anderson and jarrett hill bring their pop culture and political expertise to things we must stan and stand up against. FANTI is a place where nuance reigns supreme with energetic, complicated, and sometimes difficult conversations that bring deep knowledge and thoughtful perspective to the things we love and rage about, from the White House to the Real House(wives).
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