25 min

37. Life Is Unfair. Is It A Civil Rights Matter? (w/Ehsan Zaffar - Part 2‪)‬ Immigration Stories: We The Aliens Podcast

    • Society & Culture

This is part two of my interview with Ehsan Zaffar and if you’re tuning in here I highly recommend that after listening to this episode you go to the previous one and listen to the fascinating story of Ehsan’s family’s escape from war-torn Kuwait. Some crazy stuff there.
In today’s episode we talk about Ehsan’s passion - inequality, well, fight against inequality to be more precise. 
Ehsan is a civil rights lawyer, a professor, and an author. He is also the director of the Center on Inequality at ASU called The Difference Engine.
The way Ehsan talks about fighting for equality is not only passionate but it's a very different way of thinking about equality compared to what you hear 90% of the time.
Ehsan doesn't talk about "demolishing," “abolishing,” and "taking down the oppressors." He talks about creating systems that support. 
 
FIND EHSAN ZAFFAR:
UnfairNation Podcast
Ehsan’s website - http://www.ehsan.com/
The Difference Engine - https://thedifferenceengine.asu.edu/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Ezaffar 
 
FIND WE THE ALIENS PODCAST:
 www.WeTheAliensPod.com
YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and on TikTok
ASK YOUR FRIENDLY RUSSIAN on TikTok
MUSIC: "My country" courtesy of Ben Bostick  www.benbostick.com
 
ABOUT WE THE ALIENS PODCAST:
We The Aliens podcast hosts conversations with IMMIGRANTS from all over the world who came to the US and found their path to the American Dream. No matter what their status is - undocumented, DACA recipient, permanent resident (green card holder), naturalized citizen - all are welcome here. We talk about the challenges of leaving the home country, finding the legal path, finding a way to belong in the new world, building a career, finding love, and sustaining the family traditions. We talk about IMMIGRATION as a process of growth and self-discovery, adaptation, overcoming cultural shocks, and fighting racial and ethnic stereotypes. We talk about the great contributions immigrants make to the American economy, culture, science, and society. We also feature stories of the first-gens, FIRST GENERATION American-born, the third culture kids, who have their own set of struggles growing in between the cultures of their parents' home country and America. We talk about their battle to find their identity and carve their path while redefining what American is. We talk about philosophy, psychology, culture, language, and history. We also talk about the news of the day, things that we all worry about - but in the context of the immigrant perspective. If you love NPR, This American Life, The Daily, and Pod Save America, if you read Forbes, LA Times, The Atlantic, and New York Times, if you watch John Oliver, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, and/or Trevor Noah, if you are a Twitter and Clubhouse addict because you want to be closer to people,  if you, your spouse, your parent, or your grandma is an immigrant-alien, and you know that you and they came to this country to build and contribute, and you can’t stand discrimination and belittling of their lives and contributions - this podcast is for you.

This is part two of my interview with Ehsan Zaffar and if you’re tuning in here I highly recommend that after listening to this episode you go to the previous one and listen to the fascinating story of Ehsan’s family’s escape from war-torn Kuwait. Some crazy stuff there.
In today’s episode we talk about Ehsan’s passion - inequality, well, fight against inequality to be more precise. 
Ehsan is a civil rights lawyer, a professor, and an author. He is also the director of the Center on Inequality at ASU called The Difference Engine.
The way Ehsan talks about fighting for equality is not only passionate but it's a very different way of thinking about equality compared to what you hear 90% of the time.
Ehsan doesn't talk about "demolishing," “abolishing,” and "taking down the oppressors." He talks about creating systems that support. 
 
FIND EHSAN ZAFFAR:
UnfairNation Podcast
Ehsan’s website - http://www.ehsan.com/
The Difference Engine - https://thedifferenceengine.asu.edu/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/Ezaffar 
 
FIND WE THE ALIENS PODCAST:
 www.WeTheAliensPod.com
YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and on TikTok
ASK YOUR FRIENDLY RUSSIAN on TikTok
MUSIC: "My country" courtesy of Ben Bostick  www.benbostick.com
 
ABOUT WE THE ALIENS PODCAST:
We The Aliens podcast hosts conversations with IMMIGRANTS from all over the world who came to the US and found their path to the American Dream. No matter what their status is - undocumented, DACA recipient, permanent resident (green card holder), naturalized citizen - all are welcome here. We talk about the challenges of leaving the home country, finding the legal path, finding a way to belong in the new world, building a career, finding love, and sustaining the family traditions. We talk about IMMIGRATION as a process of growth and self-discovery, adaptation, overcoming cultural shocks, and fighting racial and ethnic stereotypes. We talk about the great contributions immigrants make to the American economy, culture, science, and society. We also feature stories of the first-gens, FIRST GENERATION American-born, the third culture kids, who have their own set of struggles growing in between the cultures of their parents' home country and America. We talk about their battle to find their identity and carve their path while redefining what American is. We talk about philosophy, psychology, culture, language, and history. We also talk about the news of the day, things that we all worry about - but in the context of the immigrant perspective. If you love NPR, This American Life, The Daily, and Pod Save America, if you read Forbes, LA Times, The Atlantic, and New York Times, if you watch John Oliver, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert, and/or Trevor Noah, if you are a Twitter and Clubhouse addict because you want to be closer to people,  if you, your spouse, your parent, or your grandma is an immigrant-alien, and you know that you and they came to this country to build and contribute, and you can’t stand discrimination and belittling of their lives and contributions - this podcast is for you.

25 min

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