Time needed: 40 minutes
What it's about: Asian American hosts Sharon Lee Thony and Raman Sehgal sit down with Ryan Joe to have a candid conversation about racism against AAPI and and the increasing violence in this country.
- Ryan Joe mentions that what is happening now to Asian Americans is akin to how Brown Americans were treated post-9/11, but he argues that the violence is worse now. Do you think this is true? Why or why not?
- They argue that the AAPI murders in Atlanta are being downplayed racially, specifically in opposition to George Floyd's murder. Do you agree? If so, why do you think this is?
- Sehgal explains a split feeling of 'I don't know my country,' and 'this is my country, and stop being jerks.' How do you view the violence that has been happening? Do you fall in one camp, or do you feel split like Sehgal?
- This episode also argues that legislation against hate crimes is in place, but that a lot of that is optics, because nothing is being enforced. How do you think we, as the American public, can demand enforcement of this legislation?