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Talking Black Gun Ownership With The President Of The National African American Gun Association (feat. Philip Smith)
The history of gun use in America has not been a very positive one for black people. Philip Smith, President of the National African American Gun Association (NAAGA), wants to change that. I sit down with him to talk about his organization, the politics of being a black gun owner in America, and why he thinks he has been so successful in growing its membership.
What Does It Mean To Be 'Latinx'?
What exactly does the term Latinx mean, and should we use it? Is it all inclusive, or specific to certain individuals? Does everyone agree on its usage? To get to the root of these answers, I spoke with Dr. Cristobal Salinas, researcher and author on the use of the term Latinx
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.
Kamran is the mediator we need!
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!
It’s nice to hear non-biased conversations based on real experiences and catch a glimpse into lives such as Officer Corey Peuges.
I’ll definitely be sharing with my family.
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.