Ep. 50: Born in Canada, Rae Dawn Chong is a multiracial (Black, Chinese, Irish, and Native American) actress who’s had a fantastic career and fascinating life. She’s been in such notable movies as The Color Purple, Quest for Fire, American Flyers, and Commando.
She’s also had interesting experiences as the daughter of musician/comedian, Tommy Chong, spending her childhood in Detroit and Los Angeles, getting to meet musical giants like Bobby Taylor, the Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and many, many others, and experiencing the Detroit riots of 1968.
Listen as Rae chats with Alex about her upbringing, her love of music and acting, her acting career, and on the very real impact that race and discrimination still play in the world of entertainment. Her take on the multiracial experience and on race and racism in the world of film is intriguing and thought-provoking and not to be missed.
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Intro and Outro Music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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