Segment 1: On taking a bandname all the way to the Supreme Court.
Is it possible to be offensive to oneself? That's a question Simon Tam, frontman for a band called The Slants, brought before the U.S. justice system. He's using his story to encourage Asian American professionals in leadership positions to "lean into" their values.
- Simon Tam, author, Slanted: How An Asian American Troublemaker Took On The Supreme Court, keynote speaker, National Association of Asian American Professionals Leadership Convention
Segment 2: Is the name of Kansas City's football team affecting the self-esteem of American Indians?
In early 2018, the CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation wrote an Op-Ed in USA Today announcing that, based on health data, the organization would no longer be considering the Chiefs for awards they'd received in the past. The sticking point? The team's name.
- Rhonda LeValdo, professor of media and communications, Haskell Indian Nations University
- Michael Friedman, clinical psychologist who conducted a study on the imact of team names