17 episodes

The So Called Oreos Podcast is hosted by four friends who identify as being labeled an "oreo," a term describing a person who is "black on the outside and white on the inside." Each episode, Kia, Janae, Rachel and Amari discuss topics on being labeled "too black" or "too white" in society and how this effects our everyday life.

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The So Called Oreos Podcast is hosted by four friends who identify as being labeled an "oreo," a term describing a person who is "black on the outside and white on the inside." Each episode, Kia, Janae, Rachel and Amari discuss topics on being labeled "too black" or "too white" in society and how this effects our everyday life.

    "So You Weren't Taught Much About Black History Month"

    "So You Weren't Taught Much About Black History Month"

    ITS FEBRUARY....aka Black History Month! In this episode, So Called Oreos gives a little history on how Black History Month came about and share their personal stories on experiencing Black History lessons in all white schools. Janae recounts a memory on being reprimanded for giving a school report on Malcolm X and Amari discusses the time she saw brutal images of slavery as a child. This leads to the topic of questioning how adults should approach sensitive topics like slavery with children. Later, the four women explain what they wished they learned during Black History Month as well as what they hope Black History Month looks like in the future. Lastly, Janae reveals a Tinder horror story and Kia checks in with everyone’s progress on their 2020 goals.

    Black History Month
    www.history.com/topics/black-hist…ack-history-month

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    Email: socalledoreos@gmail.com
    Twitter: @socalledoreos
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    • 51 min
    "So You Struggle With Double Consciousness"

    "So You Struggle With Double Consciousness"

    In this episode, the So Called Oreos podcast discusses moving between black and white spaces based off the concept of "double consciousness" by W. E. B. Du Bois. Rachel speaks on the challenges of coming from a majority black community to going to a PWI for school, Kia explains how she has come to terms calling her all white town "home" after 20 years, while Amari and Janae express not feeling a deep connection to their hometown and having internal displacement.

    The four women talk about code switching in order to survive in corporate America as well as to fit in with black people who already have a preconceived notion of you. The question arises whether you can be 100 percent yourself with a nonblack partner before Rachel gives tips on mentally preparing yourself before entering a new space and Janae addresses a letter on making friends as an adult when all your friends are in relationships.

    Make sure you tune in until the end to see how the hashtag #CheatOnHim2020 came to be about!

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    Email: socalledoreos@gmail.com
    Twitter: @socalledoreos
    Instagram: @socalledoreos
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/socalledoreos/

    • 55 min
    "So You're Not Into New Year's Resolutions"

    "So You're Not Into New Year's Resolutions"

    In this episode, So Called Oreos is discussing everything New Year's resolutions! The hosts start off by giving the history of New Year's resolutions, why only 8 precent of us achieve our goals, and Amari tells us why she doesn't believe in it. Kia shows her nerdy side and gives tips on how to achieve your resolutions by using SMART goals and the four explain why you don’t need to have an elaborate goal for the new year in addition to manifesting your dreams. After discussing their own personal goals for the year as well as goals for the black community, the women give some carer advice about asking for more money at work and introduce a new shoutout segment.

    Why New Year's Resolutions Fail
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/modern-mentality/201812/why-new-years-resolutions-fail

    *Comedy Show Alert* Modern Whitney
    https://www.caveat.nyc/series/modern-whitney

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    Email: socalledoreos@gmail.com
    Twitter: @socalledoreos
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    • 57 min
    "So How Do You Celebrate Holidays With Black Families?"

    "So How Do You Celebrate Holidays With Black Families?"

    In this episode of So Called Oreos, the hosts start off on a little bit of a funny tangent (sorry!) about a white student not knowing he applied to an HBCU and some funny Jonas Brothers interactions. The conversation revolves around how black people celebrate the holidays and how it may different from our white counterparts. Rachel and Amari explain how they celebrate in a Caribbean household and the four debate if potato salad is only seasonal and what goes on yams. They later discuss the history behind Kwanzaa and why many black Americans don’t celebrate as well as how to deal with grief during the holidays.

    Is Kwanzaa Still A Thing?
    https://www.npr.org/2012/12/28/168202864/is-kwanzaa-still-a-thing

    Thank you for your support and as always please continue to subscribe, share and follow us on social media!

    Email: socalledoreos@gmail.com
    Twitter: @socalledoreos
    Instagram: @socalledoreos
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/socalledoreos/

    • 53 min
    "So You're a Black Teacher in America"

    "So You're a Black Teacher in America"

    The So Called Oreos Podcast has their very first interview! For this episode, Janae and Kia sit down with Janae's sister, Jasmine Price, who is a ELA teacher in Syracuse city school district and adjunct professor at SUNY Oswego teaching the foundations of education. The three discuss the statistics of the lack of diversity in the teaching field and the long term effects that teachers have on their students. Jasmine explains how we can make the teaching field more diverse and shares her personal stories of teaching that will blow you away and also give you a good laugh!

    Does Teacher Diversity Matter in Student Learning?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/upshot/teacher-diversity-effect-students-learning.html

    Thank you for your support and as always please continue to subscribe, share and follow us on social media!

    Email: socalledoreos@gmail.com
    Twitter: @socalledoreos
    Instagram: @socalledoreos
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/socalledoreos/

    • 51 min
    "So You Don't See Yourself Represented in the Media"

    "So You Don't See Yourself Represented in the Media"

    In this episode, the hosts discuss the growth of media representation for minorities over the years. They list the shows where they first saw themselves represented and the content now that highlights black culture such as Insecure, Atlanta and Dear White People. The discussion dives into the topic of how content with black leads were marketed as "black shows" or "black movies" and how media executives are seeing that white people are very much interested in other narratives following the success of films like Get Out and Crazy Rich Asians. The women question whether the rise of black centered content is genuine and highlight that behind the scene roles are still lacking minority representation.

    Rachel mentions the effect of media on black women's mental health and Janae explains what "adultification bias" is for black women.

    Thank you for your support and as always please continue to subscribe, share and follow us on social media!

    Email: socalledoreos@gmail.com
    Twitter: @socalledoreos
    Instagram: @socalledoreos
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/socalledoreos/

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

valerasoy ,

If you have ever been called an oreo, please listen to this podcast!

As an Afro Latina, this podcast is an absolute God send! We need more voices like these young women; intelligent, open to dialogue and proud of their blackness. I personally have been labeled an Oreo by both Latin and African American(s). Therefore I understand the struggle of trying to fit in, but never really fitting. I appreciate this podcast and these young women for sharing their experiences! I look forward to the growth of this podcast as well as each of the women.

LolitaRen ,

Exactly What I Was Looking For

These ladies have beautifully captured the young black female experience. I’m glad to hear that I’m not alone in these “out of pocket” situations. I love their different perspectives & hearing all the different kinds of scenarios that they each have had navigating life thus far. Very easy listen, can’t wait to hear more!

BukHive ,

Already A Fan

Love this podcast already, I can’t wait for the next episode

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