Let's Talk About Race

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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
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 aut
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 min
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
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 represe
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 Th
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 Washing
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 first in a series of discussions with experts on policing in America, I sit down with Emeritus Professor and Representative to the United Nations on the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Dr. Phil Reichel, to discuss the history of slave
Do you know where the term "Caucasian" comes from? Or that true "Caucasians" are considered to be "Black" in Russia? Did you know that the term "white" was once subdivided into many different races of whiteness? To understand more about America
What does it mean to be "Black" in America vs. being "African American"? What similarities do the experiences have, and where do they diverge? To answer the question, I have 3 guests from Haiti and Nigeria explain what the Americanexperience is
If a white person writes a 'black' joke, but a black person delivers it, is that okay? And who decides if it is or it isn't? Does Kanye have a responsibility to the larger black community to be responsible for his words? Is serving watermelon o
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