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Best of: Jay Caspian Kang on Asian American History and Identity


Today we explored the question of what it means to be Asian American. Specifically, whether it makes sense to have a single marker of identity for that broad group of people hailing from a huge portion of the Earth’s landmass and how they fit into a nation that has a longstanding binary of Black and white. We talked about it Jay Caspian Kang, who writes about the topic in his new book, The Loneliest Americans.

This conversation originally aired Dec. 15, 2021.


Jay Caspian Kang 

Author, The Loneliest Americans | Writer, New York Times Opinion | Co-host, Time To Say Goodbye podcast



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