I See Color and You Should Too

I See Color and You Should Too

Alex Barnett: Stand-up Comedian and Multiracial Family Man

Alex Barnett

As a comic and member of a multiracial family, I deal frequently with issues of race in my act and debunk myths.

For example, it is not true that all biracial toddlers can move objects with their mind. On the other hand, I will tell you that our biracial 4-year-old can move my wife and me with his attitude.

Apparently some people think I talk about race too much. One time an audience member came up to me after a show and said, “You talk about race too much. When you look at your wife, you shouldn’t see color, you should see love.”

“Okay,” I thought. “But, I have eyes, and she’s Black.”…

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