Hello and welcome to EPISODE 2 of Diversity Hire.
On today’s episode, Jay Caspian Kang (New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Grantland) joins us to talk about how he got into the media rat race (8:51), the early days of Grantland (13:35), his frustrations with corporate media while at The New Yorker (16:56), the evolution of the corporate diversity discourse (36:10), the failure of identity politics (48:59), and why you should quit your corporate media job (57:44). Arjun also shares his searing take about Bay Area pizza (It’s better than any other pizza in this country and I’m not changing my opinion, okay?)
Jay co-hosts a fantastic podcast about geopolitics and Asian Americans with Tammy Kim and Andy Liu called Time To Say Goodbye.
Here is a document that Arjun made to raise funds for his birthday. Please donate whatever you can.
This is your brain *picture of your brain*. This is your brain on Diversity Hire *it’s the same picture of your brain, but this time it’s wearing sunglasses*. Any questions? If so, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll read your questions in an upcoming Q&A episode (I haven’t run this idea by Kevin but I imagine he’d be interested. We’ll see!)