#1427 The Consequences of Everyday Racism

Air Date: 6–29-2021

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Today we take a look at racism on a more personal level than usual with a focus on individual lived experiences that still speak to the systemic nature racism more broadly.

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Ch. 1: What kind of Asian are you? - Helpmefindyourparents - Air Date 5-23-13

In this video, What Kind of Asian are you? Scott plays a friendly jogger who is very interested in guessing the heritage of Stella.

Ch. 2: USA Still Leaving Afghanistan, Still Shooting Unarmed People w/ Christopher Rivas - Even More News - Air Date 4-16-21

In today's episode, we're discussing forever wars, never-ending police violence, and vaccines. Wow, you guys, it's a lot.

Ch. 3: The Struggles Of Being An Asian American - Refinery29 - Air Date 5-31-18

In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month, we wanted to close out this time with a discussion on what it means to grow up Asian American. We speak with several women who share their experiences and wisdom gained from it.

Ch. 4: That Sad History That Led to Ma’Khia Bryant’s Death & Why We Blame Her - sonyareneetaylor (Instagram) - Air Date 4-22-21

Police murder is so constant and consuming forcing us to find ways to mitigate the trauma response in our own bodies. one unfortunate way we do that is to pretend there is something the person could have done that would have kept them from being killed.

Ch. 5: 'Where We Come From': By Any Other Name - Code Switch - Air Date 6-26-21

Anyone with a name that isn't super common in the United States will tell you that the simple act of introducing yourself can lead to a whole interrogation: Where are you from? What does your name mean? Help me pronounce it using words I understand!

Ch. 6: Is Racism Making People Sick - Glad You Asked - Air Date 4-3-21

After the events of 2020, we are no strangers to stress and anxiety. But for Black and brown Americans, that stress was nothing new. Racial health gaps have always existed within the medical system.


Ch. 7: People Like Us - Hidden Brain - Air Date 6-3-19

Generations of Americans have struggled against segregation. Most of us believe in the ideal of a colorblind society. But what happens when that ideal come up against research that finds colorblindness sometimes leads to worse outcomes?


Ch. 8: Final comments on removing the hyphen from hyphenated Americans

Article: Drop the Hyphen in Asian American - Conscious Style Guide

MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions):

  • Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr 
  • Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
  • Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world)
  • Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent


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  • Jonathan Reiss
    commented 2021-06-30 11:02:03 -0400
    Great f*ing episode!
  • Jay Tomlinson
    published this page in Episodes 2021-06-29 22:46:11 -0400
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