FAIR Perspectives

Welcome to the FAIR Perspectives, the official podcast of the pro-human movement, brought to you by the Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism. Our hosts hope to elevate a pro-human approach to our deadlocked discourse on a variety of topics including race, gender, politics, and more. You will hear from public intellectuals, authors and industry leaders as well as everyday teachers, students, employees, and others dedicated to creating a world where we are judged by the content of our character and not our immutable characteristics. Foundation Against Intolerance & Racism (FAIR) is a nonpartisan organization dedicated to advancing civil rights and liberties for all Americans, and promoting a common culture based on fairness, understanding and humanity. For exclusive FAIR Perspectives content, sign up at FAIRperspectives.org . New episodes drop every Tuesday, 4pm ET

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Tuesday Dec 20, 2022

Konstantin kisin is a Russian-British comedian, podcaster, writer and social commentator. He made international headlines in 2018 by refusing to sign a "University Behavioral Agreement" form, which banned jokes about religion and atheism, and insisted that all humor must be respectful and kind. He is also the creator and co-host of the Triggernometry YouTube show, where two comics interview economists, political experts, journalists and social commentators about interesting, controversial and challenging subjects. In this episode, we discuss Twitter under Elon Musk's leadership, why Sam Harris left that platform, why free speech absolutism is a trap, how the western culture war affects views on the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Russia's own internal politics, Konstantin's book 'An Immigrant's Love Letter to the West', redefining words for political purposes, wokeness and comedy, the debate surrounding gender ideology and trans issues, and why the UK seems better equipped to handle this than the United States.

Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

Our guest this week is Greg Thomas. Greg is a writer, teacher, entrepreneur, and CEO of the Jazz Leadership Project, which uses a creative methodology to frame leadership and team development through the lens of jazz. Greg has written about culture, race, and democratic life in publications ranging from the Village Voice, Integral Life, New Republic, Salon, UPTOWN, The Root, the Guardian Observer, and the New York Daily News—as jazz columnist.We discuss jazz and its ability to serve as a foundation for learning leadership and connection, the power and importance of art and storytelling in our culture, race and the idea of transcending race in our society and personal lives, Greg’s use of the term “Black American” and the tensions of trying to adopt it without racialization, whether “American” is an ethnicity, how to disentangle culture and ethnicity from race, and more.

Tuesday Nov 29, 2022

Today we speak with David Bernstein. David is the founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values, which supports viewpoint diversity, counters radical ideology in the Jewish community, and opposes novel forms of anti-Semitism. His recent book 'Woke Antisemitism: How a Progressive Ideology Harms Jews' is now available on Amazon. It's a first hand account from a longtime Jewish leader about how woke ideology shuts down discourse, corrupts Jewish values and sponsors a viral and new strain of anti-Semitism. In this episode, we discuss how woke anti-Semitism differs from other forms of anti-Semitism. Jews as an identity group, the difference between identity and identity politics, the role of Israeli geopolitics in anti-Semitism, the pros and cons of tribalism, the conflict between blacks and Jews, culture as a strategy for living in the world. And what the Jewish style of cancel culture is. This episode was recorded on October 11th 2022. We also discuss in this episode Kanye West's then recent tweet about going DEFCON 3 on Jewish people. Since then a lot has developed in the story of Ye's anti-Semitism, including multiple further tweets, podcast appearances and most recently his announcement of a 2024 presidential campaign with noted anti-Semite Nick Fuentes as a staff member. We hope to have David back on the show again soon to discuss the many updates of the story and the recent spread of this style of anti-Semitism.

Monday Nov 28, 2022

Today we speak with Dr. Patrick Lockwood. Patrick is a practicing clinical psychologist and professor and the author of The Fear Problem: How Technology and Culture have Hijacked our Minds and Lives. Dr. Lockwood focuses on trauma and addiction treatment. He also has a podcast on YouTube about topics related to mental health, wellness, psychology, and neuroscience called The Psychology Checkup. And in this episode, we discuss his background as a psychologist, how he treats patients with unjustified fears. The pros and cons of social media, pineapple on pizza (spoiler alert: he's anti), the oversimplification on both sides of the trans debate, the -gender distinction, the over medication of children, and the tendency for psychology to over correct.

Tuesday Nov 08, 2022

Today we speak with Rosie Kay. Rosie is a British choreographer, best known for her shows 5 Soldiers, MK Ultra, and choreographing the handover in the 2018 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony. In 2019 Rosie resigned from her dance company following an investigation after claims were made by her dancers regarding her views on gender and biological . In 2022 she launched the K2CO dance company, where company members are asked to sign a commitment to freedom of expression, the charter of creation, affirming that the workplace will be a safe space, where we will be free to express our thoughts and feelings without fear of being silenced, shut down, or canceled. In this episode, we discuss her background as a dancer and choreographer, the discourse around representation and marginalized groups in the arts, gender ideology and the importance of biological , the role of art in human connection, FAIR in the arts, and Rosie's plans for the future.

Thursday Nov 03, 2022

Our guest this week is Dr. Carlos Hoyt. Carlos is a teacher, author, and facilitator providing guidance beyond the false and problematic habits of mind that result in social bias. He explores race, racial identity, and related issues as a scholar, teacher, psychotherapist, parent, and racialized member of our society. In his book, The Arc of a Bad Idea: Understanding and Transcending Race, as well as his workshops and lectures, Dr. Hoyt interrogates master narratives and the dominant discourse on race with the goal of illuminating and virtuously disrupting the racial worldview.We discuss his unique views on racial identity and how he developed them, how we should approach the reality of genetic differences between human groups without using race, his background and work as a DEI facilitator, affinity groups, and his change.org petition to amend the 2030 census to improve the collection of "race" data and whether it inadvertently reinforces racial categories or actually works to dismantle them.

Tuesday Oct 25, 2022

Today we have a special episode, FAIR is releasing a short film from filmmaker Daisy Wu, starring friend of FAIR Ye Pogue. Our conversation today is with Ye and Daisy but first, we are proud to present their film "The Chinese box" which touches on how the government reinforces racial categories, often against the will of people who feel flattened by those categories.Xiaowen “Daisy” Wu is currently an international student studying film and television production at the University of Southern California. She previously finished her undergrad degree at Boston University. Her work explores identity, feminism and social issues. Dr. Ye Zhang Pogue is a health policy researcher and behavioral scientist. She explores The concept of identity in American culture through writing. Because of her experience of living and coping with bipolar disorder and its stigma, she has developed a unique way of seeing the world through common humanity. She writes for Psychology Today's blog, the human identity, and her work has been published in Newsweek and on FAIR's substack. She is also the Vice President of the nonprofit organization, Asian Americans for equal rights. And now, I bring you The Chinese box.

Tuesday Oct 18, 2022

In this episode, we speak with Meg Smaker. Meg is an award-winning American filmmaker and director of Boxeadora, which received critical acclaim as “one of the best boxing films of all time” by Paste Magazine, and most recently The Unredacted, formerly titled Jihad Rehab—her début feature length documentary, which premiered at this years Sundance to rave reviews before becoming the subject of a cancelation campaign from a small group of activists.We discuss her background as a firefighter, how the 9/11 attacks caused her to move to Yemen, learn Arabic, and study Islam, her documentary film and the various criticisms levied against it, the importance of compassion in art and in life, and how you can support Meg and her mission of making the film available so you can make up your own mind.To support Meg and keep updated on when you can see the film, visit jihadrehab.com.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2022

Today, we speak with Bryan Caplan. Bryan is an American economist at George Mason University, and the New York Times best selling author of many books, including The Myth of The Rational Voter, Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids, The Case Against Education, Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration, and most recently, Don't Be A Feminist. He's also the editor in chief writer for the blog Bet On It and has published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and many more publications. In this episode, we discuss anarcho capitalism, and how we will work in our society. Bryan's book, Don't Be A Feminist, the advantages and disadvantages of being a man versus being a woman, Bryan's argument for open borders, the burden of immigration on the welfare state, and much more. 

Tuesday Oct 04, 2022

In this episode, we speak with Salomé Sibonex. Salomé is a writer, visual artist, and social critic, as well as the host of the podcast Silver Eye Society and the writer of the Substack Spiritual Soap. Salomé’s work spans the topics of identity—both her own & identity as it functions in society—psychology of the self, and socio-political subjects such as love, hate, the culture wars, and spiritualism and mythology as functions of human expression.We discuss Salomé's background as a woke communist, her work as a writer and cultural critic, why shame, guilt, and misanthropy seem to be so prevalent in our culture and discourse, how best to engage on social media, and why Alex Jones isn't the problem.

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