The Audacity of Wong Kim Ark: Episode 17 (The Chinese Exclusion Act & Obama's Tan Suit Scandal)

Feb 03, 2020, 01:00 PM
We cheers to the Martinez, gin-based spin on the Manhattan that predates the Martini. It is a must-try classic!

Also discussed: Stephanie’s plants, STOOPITS, Beauty and the Beast, Tux does a swear, Lizzo breaks, Beyond Reproach: Racism Edition, Christopher Columbus, Ben Rosen on twitter, and Voltron.

Stephanie explores the little-known landmark Supreme Court Case, Wong Kim Ark vs The United States, it’s arguably one of the most overlooked civil rights cases in American History. Ark’s scandal is a vehicle to shed light on the much larger issue of the Chinese Exclusion Act, that time when the US banned an entire race.

Tux’s scandal centers upon that time in 2014 when the nation lost its collective shit over the color of the president’s suit because they were still pissed about the color of the president’s skin. 

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