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The Model Minority Myth and False Flattery of Asian Americans (featuring Queens College President Frank Wu)
Can a good stereotype be harmful? According to Asian American author, law professor and current president of Queens College, Frank Wu, it most certainly can be. In this conversation with Professor Wu, I learn about the history of the "model minority myth", and how a term used to ostensibly compliment Asian Americans has in fact much more sinister intentions.
Do Asian Americans Face Discrimination in Higher Education?
Despite being portrayed as a minority that often achieves high levels of education and wealth, many Asian Americans feel they are in fact being discriminated against in the college admissions process — particularly around subjective qualifiers like personality. To understand this perspective, I spoke with Swan Lee, the co-founder of the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE), the group whose recent allegation resulted in an investigation by the Department of Justice into the potentially discriminatory admissions practices at Yale.
Police in America (Part 3): Speaking with Black Police (featuring Officer Corey Pegues)
In this episode, I sit down with Corey Pegues, a 21-year veteran of the NYPD, acclaimed author, and a member of the Grand Council of Guardians, a nationwide organization of Black law enforcers. We talk about racism in policing, minority representation and where he saw success during his tenure policing some of NYPD's most violent precincts.
Talking With The President of The National Congress of American Indians
Indian, or Native American, or Indigenous people? How should one speak about the people who first inhabited this land? What are the issues they face, and what lessons can we learn from them? To understand more, I spoke with the President of The National Congress of American Indians, Fawn Sharp, to talk Native American representation, climate change, and the importance of truth and reconciliation in 2020.
Is It Ever Okay To Use Native American Logos in Sports?
The Chiefs. The Indians. The Redskins. The Blackhawks. The use of Native American iconography is entrenched in US sports, from pro leagues down to the high school level. In light of the recent retirement of the Redskins name for the now Washington Football Team, I sit down with Blackfeet tribal nation member— and grandson to the logo's designer–– Donnie Wetzel Jr., to talk representation of Native Americans in sports.
Police in America (Part 2): Cascading Racism in The Criminal Justice System
When we hear the term "systemic racism" in policing, what does that mean exactly? What is the evidence for it? Are police really more racist, or are they just the most noticeable actors in a racist system? I talk with Senior Research Analyst at The Sentencing Project, Dr. Nazgol Ghandnoosh to try and answer these questions, as well as understand more about the various levels at which race and criminal justice intersect.
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Not only is he bridging gaps in knowledge about race issues but he seems to have a perfect storm of realness and educated questions that doesn’t dumb down complex topics or let them get lost in abstraction. I want Kamran to interview everyone who we don’t hear from!
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The host wastes no time diving directly into thoughtful and purposeful conversation. He is well researched and poignant. These “uncomfortable” conversation topics are more relevant than ever in a society that is driven by mass media & social media. Enjoy.