I say potato. You say po-tah-toe. I prefer "mixed race." He likes "mulatto." This week, I sat down with singer SAFE to talk semantics. Both of us have black fathers and Sephardic Jewish mothers, but that doesn't mean we see eye-to-eye. Tune in to find out:
- why he likes the word "mulatto,"
- why I hate it, and
- how being descended from slaves shaped our identities.