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"aisha sultan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

They Call Us Bruce

05:07 min | 11 months ago

"aisha sultan" Discussed on They Call Us Bruce

"That comes from something called it's so funny because when I went and saw the actual offending clip of you. Oh my God, it's like one sentence at the end of this segment. I thought I thought she was complaining about some crazy segment where you did a whole thing about Korean cuisine or some shit, right? And you're like, descended from the ceiling in a hunk and well that's going to happen for a lunar new year. Yeah, in lunar new year, you're going to double down and just do the whole 100%. So I mean, yeah, the whole I looked back, the whole segment was like 25 seconds or something, you know? And then I had one sentence. And so when she called her message was like a minute something and she went on and on I was like, okay, well the story itself was really like 6 sentences. And so yeah, I mean, she said, you know, Michelle is just being very Asian and she needs to keep her Korean to herself. And that's why I thought it was hilarious because I was like, how do you do that? Let me know. But then I just got like, it just got weird in my head. I've got to say, when I actually, I saw it and our friend Aisha sultan actually shared it on her timeline that's in tagged me. That's how I saw it. And I was like, you're just sort of sitting there kind of quietly kind of just your hands folded. Staring at the camera as this thing goes. And it just struck me that your response to it was basically, I wish I could say something. You know, I wish I could say something back. And it made me realize two things. The first is, I mean, obviously, as a public person, as a news anchor for a station that serves a community, there's only so much you can say. And yet, viewers can say lots of things to you. And it's one of those things which I think journalists often face that we are often held to a certain standard that requires us to not respond to constituents as it were. But it's also really Asian, right? In a way that we see and hear these things. Yeah, and it just, we feel like we have to kind of take it in and I thought it was really powerful that other people had kind of stepped in to call this out when you weren't in the position to be able to do so even after sharing it. And the whole notion that being very Asian, obviously Asian. Was something that somebody would find offensive or excessive. That kind of dovetails really nicely to your initial sharer and fellow guest. Marion, the article that you wrote, the essay wrote for The Washington Post about your name. So if you could tell us a little more about the essay and what prompted it, that would be fantastic. So I've been working on this story for pre-pandemic and has changed a lot. It was first going to be a lot shorter and it was just coming..

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They Call Us Election 2020

They Call Us Bruce

04:14 min | 2 years ago

They Call Us Election 2020

"Low end. Welcome to another edition of us bruce. None kilter conversation about what's happening in asia america which includes the white house. I'm bill you. And i'm jeff yang and yes. The white house got a little bit less white over the last couple of days. We are exhausted. We are mentally physically may even spiritually very very tired. All of us as americans i think. But we're also tonight kind of exultant and sitting the essentially the stoop of history. So we thought it'd be a fantastic opportunity for us to just get our thoughts out there with some are are close closest friends in just smartest hot takers. That could actually reach out to We want to welcome to the podcast to talk about the election election. Twenty twenty gen fang Friend of ours. Friend of the show blogger behind the appropriate and aisha sultan who is a syndicated columnist based at the st louis post dispatch and just as personal round many many different hyphen. Tash her. i walked thank you so much. Thanks for having me on for the very first time now. Welcome and thank you much for having me two guys. Welcome back your back boy. So okay so this one this episode together pretty quickly because you know. We woke up this morning to some major news and after the shock of that and are quick twitter takes. I texted jaffna like yo. I think we got record episode tonight. So let's get some smart people on and let's let's do this so smart people welcome. What were your respective first thoughts when you heard the news and let's be honest here we've been we've been all just far too far out on that limb of wondering whether or not the future of our republic was strong aisha I mean how did it feel. What did you feel so I'm a public writer In writing in a red state. I'm in missouri and i write too frequently Ideas and things that challenge a lot of my readers here Humanely disagreed little Some of the things. I have to say and ever since the last election cycle the response to a lot of where i wrote got much more personal much more bigoted. Much more violent nasty. I think you know all all of us probably experienced that to some extent but And you know we're used to as journalists public writers. We're used to harsh criticism but it felt very different and I feel like i did take an emotional toll on me. And i felt like for the i. Guess almost five years because it started before the last election I feel like. I was really questioning whether the work i did even mattered. I was wondering if truth even mattered in this country. I wondered if people even had enough empathy to care about the stories. I was telling and honestly jeff i was ready to Look for different job or do something different. If this election it turned out differently. I had thought this all through. Because i didn't see any meaning in it and so there is so much and beyond being a muslim woman. A brown woman a south asian woman and mother I just felt like there was so much personally writing on his election for me. And so when i heard that it was official they called it. i don't know that i could even intellectually process that moment because there was such a physiological flood of emotion in my body.

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An Election 2020 Conversation

They Call Us Bruce

04:14 min | 2 years ago

An Election 2020 Conversation

"Low end. Welcome to another edition of us bruce. None kilter conversation about what's happening in asia america which includes the white house. I'm bill you. And i'm jeff yang and yes. The white house got a little bit less white over the last couple of days. We are exhausted. We are mentally physically may even spiritually very very tired. All of us as americans i think. But we're also tonight kind of exultant and sitting the essentially the stoop of history. So we thought it'd be a fantastic opportunity for us to just get our thoughts out there with some are are close closest friends in just smartest hot takers. That could actually reach out to We want to welcome to the podcast to talk about the election election. Twenty twenty gen fang Friend of ours. Friend of the show blogger behind the appropriate and aisha sultan who is a syndicated columnist based at the st louis post dispatch and just as personal round many many different hyphen. Tash her. i walked thank you so much. Thanks for having me on for the very first time now. Welcome and thank you much for having me two guys. Welcome back your back boy. So okay so this one this episode together pretty quickly because you know. We woke up this morning to some major news and after the shock of that and are quick twitter takes. I texted jaffna like yo. I think we got record episode tonight. So let's get some smart people on and let's let's do this so smart people welcome. What were your respective first thoughts when you heard the news and let's be honest here we've been we've been all just far too far out on that limb of wondering whether or not the future of our republic was strong aisha I mean how did it feel. What did you feel so I'm a public writer In writing in a red state. I'm in missouri and i write too frequently Ideas and things that challenge a lot of my readers here Humanely disagreed little Some of the things. I have to say and ever since the last election cycle the response to a lot of where i wrote got much more personal much more bigoted. Much more violent nasty. I think you know all all of us probably experienced that to some extent but And you know we're used to as journalists public writers. We're used to harsh criticism but it felt very different and I feel like i did take an emotional toll on me. And i felt like for the i. Guess almost five years because it started before the last election I feel like. I was really questioning whether the work i did even mattered. I was wondering if truth even mattered in this country. I wondered if people even had enough empathy to care about the stories. I was telling and honestly jeff i was ready to Look for different job or do something different. If this election it turned out differently. I had thought this all through. Because i didn't see any meaning in it and so there is so much and beyond being a muslim woman. A brown woman a south asian woman and mother I just felt like there was so much personally writing on his election for me. And so when i heard that it was official they called it. i don't know that i could even intellectually process that moment because there was such a physiological flood of emotion in my body.

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