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Seize the Moment Podcast

Oct 1, 2023

On episode 190, we welcome Claire Jean Kim to discuss affirmative action and the arguments for and against it in recent Supreme Court cases, the history of Asian minorities in the US being weaponized against Black minority groups for political ends, if institutions should be considered as contributing to a racist society if some minority groups prosper within them, the economic ceiling of non-white groups in the US, the flaws of diversity programs and the superiority of reparations programs, the denial of systemic anti-Black racism, the conservative backlash against Critical Race Theory, the legal concept of strict scrutiny and the societal benefits of creating racial categories, and the myth of meritocracy.

Claire Jean Kim is Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine. She is the author of two previous books, Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City and Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age, both of which earned best book awards from the American Political Science Association. Her writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and Ms. Magazine, and she has been a guest commentator on MSNBC and NPR.  Dr. Kim has been a fellow at the University of California Humanities Research Institute and The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. Her new book, available now, is called Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World.

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