Today's episode is about race relations--specifically between Asian Americans and African Americans. Our guest, Leezah Sun is a politician of Chinese descent who is passionate about building stronger community ties between these groups. In our discussions, we broach the subject of the Model Minority Myth, factors that contributed to the degradation of these two communities, and things we can all do regardless of race that will ultimately support and empower our AAPI brothers and sisters. Our Way Black History Fact is the story of Yuri Kochiyama, the activist that was photographed cradling the head of Malcolm X immediately after he was shot. Our Ebony Excellence goes out to Michael LaFitte who started a program called Dads on Duty to help secure a safe educational environment for Louisiana school children.
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